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     Re: outage note//scheduled outage

 > From: "Jonathan A. Zdziarski"
 > The easiest way to do something like this would be to split the objects up
 > into two layers; the event layer which reads the events and reports them
 > to whatever higher layers request it, and the output layer which all of
 > which use the same event layer, and parse it/display it according to
 > however they like (through x, web, vt100, etc).  This way you just have to
 > write a new display object and don't have to mess with the rest of the
 > code.

Ahh, well, yea, I agree and I should have explained more:
I envision doing all the *real* work in perl on the back-end
via stdio ("event/report layer") and making the output all
pretty in tcl/tk. 

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Steve Rader
Systems & Network Manager
WiscNet--Wisconsin's Internet Provider