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Re: overlays and config parsing

Pierangelo Masarati wrote:

In some cases, it may be useful that overlays see configuration directives
__before__ the database, to allow intercepting and overriding them. Directives ignored by the overlays would get to the database anyway; the
specific overlay may allow the directive to eventually get to the
database, maybe changed as appropriate.

Seems safe for now, but this behavior won't translate into back-config since database and overlay configuration is segregated to their own entries. Also, overlays are meant to be generic; overriding as you suggest means the overlay recognizes the specific database it's used with and only works with specific types. Not a problem, but something to be documented.

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