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Subject: Re: [boost] [Property Tree] Comments in info format
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-04 21:27:23

On 8/4/2015 1:38 PM, Gavin McNiff wrote:
> First time posting, so hopefully no grave faux pas!
> I have found the Property Tree info format very useful for config files.
> However, the in-built comment ";" can be a little limiting. In particular,
> I miss not being able to comment out an entire block. To this end I have
> being modifying the relevant header to file to allow ; // and -- as inline
> comments and /* */ as a block comment. These are familiar to many users.
> Naturally, with every Boost release I have to re-patch this file, so I
> thought maybe the info format could be updated to allow comments in these
> styles. Since the format is not any kind of official format and adding new
> comment styles should not break existing files, I would hope there should
> be no major objections.
> I have taken the liberty of attaching the updated header file, as well as
> the adapted test file. The _gmcn suffix is just for identification
> purposes. The changes in the code are marked with !!! GMcN !!!. The changes
> pass in the built-in tests and my own usage tests.
> Best regards
> Gavin McNiff

What would be better for your purposes would be to create a PR request
off of the 'develop' branch of property tree. If you have a github
account ( its free ) and know how to use git, this should be relatively
easy for you to do.

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