[Web-SIG] cusom config files. was (PasteDeploy 0.1)
ianb at colorstudy.com
Wed Aug 24 08:01:17 CEST 2005
Rene Dudfield wrote:
> On 8/24/05, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>>I'm not sure what you mean by SQL DB, but if you mean putting the
>>configuration in a database, I don't see why that would be useful or
>>good. Similarly, I don't know what you mean by "file system".
> By sql db I meant storing configuration in a database. Which has many
> advantages including scaling, searching, ACID, permissions etc etc.
Do you mean like putting the configuration files in a database? That
shouldn't be a problem if there's a consistent way to access files
(pkg_resources?) that handles (or has an interface for) virtual file
systems. If it doesn't go in initially, I expect it would be a simple
If you don't intend to use text configuration files, then you'd have to
code your own logic to put the pieces together. This is perfectly fine
to do, and quite reasonable as well. If, for instance, you were doing
some system where new applications were deployed automatically based on
a very constrained configuration, you can easily do that
programmatically in Python without involving any configuration files.
Ian Bicking / ianb at colorstudy.com / http://blog.ianbicking.org
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