Objections to converting bsd-family-tree to a dot file

Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Thu Dec 14 20:15:45 PST 2017

Hi all,

I've been attempting to maintain bsd-family-tree (available as
share/misc/bsd-family-tree) as a plain text file across 3 different
operating systems: NetBSD, DragonFly, and FreeBSD.

It has to be maintained by hand, and can't be parsed to do anything
more useful (like turn it into an image). In addition, formatting
differences between the different projects have led to minor
differenes that are difficult to merge.

I'd like to turn this into into a dot file
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOT_(graph_description_language)) which
is a more natural format for a graph.

Any objections? It isn't used for much beyond documentation so
changing the format isn't expected to cause any negative effects.

Eitan Adler

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