[asterisk-dev] Introducing the new ConfBridge

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at digium.com
Wed Feb 23 17:32:23 CST 2011

On 02/23/2011 05:26 PM, Russell Bryant wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-02-23 at 13:37 -0800, Michael L. Young wrote:
>> I would suggest changing the menu around:
>> [moderator_menu]
>> type = menu
>> playback_continue = '*'(conf-menu) ;play a prompt while continuing to gather DTMF sequence
>> toggle_mute = '*1'
>> toggle_deaf = '*2'
>> toggle_deaf, toggle_mute = '*3'  ;notice multiple actions can be associated with a single DTMF sequence
>> dialplan_exec = '*4'(context,priority)
>> playback_continue = '*5'(conf-menu2) ;play another prompt while collecting more of the DTMF sequence
>> increase_tx_volume = '*51'
>> decrease_tx_volume = '*52'
>> increase_rx_volume = '*53'
>> decrease_rx_volume = '*54'
>> This just feels more natural.
> I kind of like it the other way around.  The reason is that the most
> natural thing to me is have the key in the key/value unique when
> possible.  By having the key sequence as the key, it does that.  If you
> swap it, you could have 20 instances of dialplan_exec = something, which
> I don't like as much.
> Admittedly, there are plenty of examples of configuration sections in
> Asterisk where a particular key may be duplicated.  For example allow,
> disallow, permit, deny, etc.
> It's a big toss up to me.  I guess I don't care either way.  Speak up if
> you care enough to vote one way or the other, I guess.  If enough people
> want it changed, that works for me.

I think it makes more sense to have keys be the labels, and the values 
be the action to be taken. It's a menu after all... if you were reading 
a restaurant menu, they wouldn't put the item descriptions before the 
item names :-)

Kevin P. Fleming
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