[mrtg-developers] Please make ifref default to name
tobi at oetiker.ch
Fri May 25 17:27:10 CEST 2012
Today Leo Iannacone wrote:
> On 23 May 2012 17:34, Tobias Oetiker <tobi at oetiker.ch> wrote:
> > Hi Leo,
> Hi Tobias!
> > I agree, that matching by name is a good idea if your devices
> > support that ...
> > BUT ... changeing the default behaviour of cfgmaker is not
> > something that I would do lightly, especially for something that
> > has been like this for the last 17 years ... many users have
> > scripts running launching cfgmaker automatically and they expect it
> > to act in a certain way ...
> Maybe it could make sense check in the code if "those scripts" still
> use old value and print a "WARNING: Deprecated" string in case,
> warning users about this change...
> and after one or two release, move option to use name...
> This is just a suggestion, nothing else. :)
you have no idea how slow users are in adopting new things. ubuntu
with its rather brisk mode of change is 'hip and cool' but presents
many shops with severe problems as new releases come along dropping
well loved modes of operation ...
Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
http://it.oetiker.ch tobi at oetiker.ch ++41 62 775 9902 / sb: -9900
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