Updates to default_settings.php

I note from GitHub that the default_settings.php file is being updated. IIRC, this means recreating the setting.php file to include the additional parameters / values.

Am I remembering this correctly?

If so, could a mechanism be implemented that uses the ‘default_settings.php’ and the ‘settings.php’ file hierarchically i.e. the defaults are loaded then overwritten by any values in the settings file (likely to be a subset). This is a common UNIX solution to configuration.

There are a number of historical threads here that show that updating the default_settings.php file causes issues.

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