[asterisk-dev] Asterisk 1.6 Realtime Database must use ', ' not '|'

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri May 23 09:34:54 CDT 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 08:13:16AM -0500, Tilghman Lesher wrote:
> On Friday 23 May 2008 07:38:10 Ward Mundy wrote:
> > This is another example of how something that may appear to developers to
> > be trivial has enormous negative consequences to those actually using
> > Asterisk to do 'real work.' This one change breaks dialplan code for every
> > AGI function call. For organizations with elaborate custom dialplans, this
> > is expensive to fix particularly if some outside company (that's no longer
> > around) wrote their dialplans. What is so difficult about supporting BOTH
> > the comma and vertical bar as delimiters? The argument always has been that
> > some of these changes were necessary to improve the performance of
> > Asterisk. Not sure that holds water this time around.
> Why don't you suggest a patch, and we'll look at it the same way we look at
> any other patch -- on its merits?

I'm not sure that's a valid response.

Digium, presumably, was responsible for the patch which changed the
behaviour.  So if lots of users are coming back and saying "your patch
breaks my investment of work", it seems incumbent on you to justify why
it went in, rather than incumbent on the users to figure out how to
back it out.

We've got almost 3000 lines of dialplan here (running on 18
machines)... though this particular issue won't hit us immediately,
since (unless there's flash news I missed) 1.4 won't even run VICIdial
reliably yet, much less 1.6.  :-)

-- jra
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