section with in a section config file and reading that config file
tarek at ziade.org
Fri Oct 19 23:59:03 CEST 2012
On 10/19/12 11:29 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:09:53 +0200, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>> On 10/19/12 11:51 AM, kampy wrote:
>>> hi all,
>>> my requirement is to have section with in a section in config
>>> parameters ex:
>>> Any one help me in understanding how to make sure that config file to
>>> have a structure like this and reading with the config parser
>> a configuration file is a flat sequences of sections, you cannot do this
> That is incorrect.
> A configuration file is a file containing configuration data. That is all.
organized in [sections]. a flat list of sections.
> "Configuration file" says nothing about the format of the file. It could
> be a Unix .rc file, a Windows .ini file with no section header, a
> Windows .ini file with section headers, a Python source code file, YAML,
> JSON, XML, a PLIST file, or any other format you decide to use.
> If the Original Poster wants an ini file with nested sections, he can
> have an ini file with nested sections.
That's not an ini file anymore. That's a Foord-file :)
There's no notion of nested sections in ini configuration files, since
there's no syntax marker to do the nesting
> There is no support for nested sections in the ConfigParser module, but
> the ConfigObj third-party module supports it. Otherwise the OP could
> write his own code, possibly by subclassing from ConfigParser.
This is not a ini configuration file anymore, since it introduces ad-hoc
markers added that
are not recognized by other parsers.
Which is fine.
But instead of using an exotic, ad-hoc, look-alike ini file,
I strongly recommend using a standard that has native nested elements
(json or yaml)
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