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Re: [PATCH Resend] services: dict.scm: Support more dicod configuration

From: Huang\, Ying
Subject: Re: [PATCH Resend] services: dict.scm: Support more dicod configuration
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:51:56 +0800
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Hello!
> Sorry for the long delay.
> Huang Ying <address@hidden> skribis:
>> * gnu/services/dict.scm (<dicod-configuration>): Rename databases
>>   to items to reflect more general configuration.
>>   (<dicod-handler>): Add new record type to describe handler (module).
>>   (<dicod-database>): Add more fields.
>>   (dicod-configuration-file): Support convert more configuration items
>>   to config file.
> Looks like a nice addition!
>>    (dico        dicod-configuration-dico       (default dico))
>>    (interfaces  dicod-configuration-interfaces     ;list of strings
>>                 (default '("localhost")))
>> -  (databases   dicod-configuration-databases
>> -               ;; list of <dicod-database>
>> +  (items       dicod-configuration-items
>> +               ;; list of <dictod-handler> or <dicod-database>
>>                 (default (list %dicod-database:gcide))))
> “Items” sounds very generic.  Would it make sense to instead keep
> separate ‘databases’ and ‘handlers’ fields?


>> +(define-record-type* <dicod-handler>
>> +  dicod-handler make-dicod-handler
>> +  dicod-handler?
>> +  (name        dicod-handler-name)
>> +  (module      dicod-handler-module          (default #f))
>> +  (options     dicod-handler-options         (default '())))
> In fact I would suggest “module” instead of “handler”, to stick to the
> name that Dico uses already, IIUC.  WDYT?

>From dico documentation

There may be multiple instances for one module.  And the "instance" is
called as "handler" in "database" configuration.  So I changed the name.
If we call "instance" as "module", we will need another name for the
"module" in "instance" configuration.

> One last thing: could you update guix.texi to mention this?  Adding an
> example of how to use it would be ideal.

Sure.  I just want to collect some comments before change the

> Thank you!
> Ludo’.
> PS: In the future you can send to address@hidden, which goes to
>     <> where it’s hopefully less likely
>     to fall through the cracks.  ;-)

Sure.  Thanks for pointing this out!

Best Regards,
Huang, Ying

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