[Dnsmasq-discuss] feature: dictionary order import of addn-hosts dirs?

john doe johndoe65534 at mail.com
Sun Aug 8 14:03:57 UTC 2021


On 8/8/2021 2:54 PM, Ed W wrote:
> On 20/07/2021 21:31, Geert Stappers via Dnsmasq-discuss wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 06:52:03PM +0100, Ed W wrote:
>>> Hi, around 2.82 someone posted a little patch to import the config files in dictionary order, which
>>> is very useful for situations where you have overlapping definitions. I'm using an addn-hosts stanza
>>> pointing to a directory and files currently import in a somewhat random order (suppose inode
>>> order?), which can lead to unexpected reverse host definitions in some cases
>>>
>>> Could we have a dictionary order import for add-hosts files please?
>> Qouting Dominik from https://lists.thekelleys.org.uk/pipermail/dnsmasq-discuss/2021q3/015307.html
>> } Feature submissions via git patches are welcomed also on this list
>> } and are known to accelerate feature realization drastically.
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>
> Quoting from https://www.dictionary.com/browse/condescending
>
> "To be condescending is to interact with others in a way that implies that you’re superior to them.
> It especially refers to when this is done in an arrogant or patronizing way"
>
> ..."Being condescending often involves not only what is said, but also how it’s said. A
> condescending tone is often one that sounds like it’s directed at a child."
>
>
>
>> So it is a good thing to be more precise then
>>   "around 2.82 someone posted a little patch to import the config files in dictionary order"
>>
>> Visit the mailinglist archive and come back with the URL
>> of the (meanwhile outdated??) patch.
>
>
> I'm not sure why you bothered to even send your patronising reply, given that you don't seem to be
> keeping up to date with the code being added to dnsmasq? How does your response enhance my
> understanding of the problem, or encourage me to contribute, or educate me on what is needed to
> develop a patch?
>
> Is your goal only to chase me away by showing how clever you are, or is your goal to try and draw me
> into this community and become a valuable member? It's hard for me to see that the latter is your goal?
>
> I'm sure I'm wasting my time since if you were genuinely interested in helping you would already
> know, but for the archives sake:
>
>      https://thekelleys.org.uk/gitweb/?p=dnsmasq.git;a=commit;h=ab53883c94f94958e22077c79ba1dae1850a475e
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>
>
>> Groeten
>> Geert Stappers
>
>
> I notice you like to offer snippy responses quite regularly on this mailing list. Can I recommend
> you read a few articles such as:
>
>      https://compassionatecoding.com/blog/2016/8/25/tech-has-a-toxic-tone-problemlets-fix-it
>
>
> I would remind you that I have generally been happy to pay for my feature requests. Please don't
> feel encouraged for you to offer development time though, I don't feel that I wish to employ you.
>

'Geert Stappers' is not in anyway what so ever indorsed by Dnsmasq and
his maintainer (Simon Kelly).

--
John Doe



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