[Tagging] Tagging Digest, Vol 35, Issue 23

Eckhart Wörner ewoerner at kde.org
Fri Aug 10 13:54:46 BST 2012


Hi Frederik,

Am Freitag, 10. August 2012, 14:46:11 schrieb Frederik Ramm:
> Many suggestions in this thread have been made from a programmer 
> viewpoint. From a programmer viewpoint, in a perfect world where every 
> software correctly parses these tags, I could take every
> 
> maxspeed=60
> 
> and change it to
> 
> maxspeed:(0h-24h):(weight<100000tons)=60
> 
> and it would not make a difference, right? But in practice, this would 
> likely make the maxspeed information unavailable to the majority of 
> users who are stuck with clients not having a perfect restriction parser 
> (and even those that have would probably irritate the user with some 
> kind of asterisk that says "addidional restrictions apply click here for 
> details" or so).
> 
> Yes, this is a hypothetical example but I hope it drives home the point 
> that for the overwhelming number of users, a complex grammar for a 
> restriction tag is likely *less* useful than "note: lower speed limit at 
> night" or so - even if the programmer wets his pants about the sheer 
> beauty and flexibility of the tag he has just defined.

Maybe you should just refrain from participating in the discussion if you have nothing useful to add?

Eckhart



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