[Distutils] pythonv, take two

Carl Meyer carl at oddbird.net
Sat Mar 19 00:33:44 CET 2011

On 03/18/2011 07:22 PM, Éric Araujo wrote:
>> 1. It seems... tempting but ill-advised to make it a "fake" ConfigParser
>> option if in the place where I use it, I'm not actually parsing the file
>> with full ConfigParser semantics. It might work, but then someone tries
>> to get clever with a [DEFAULT] section, or interpolation, or who knows
>> what else, and it breaks mysteriously.
> It’s still time to define the file format as RawConfigParser-style,
> without interpolation.

Indeed. And I guess there's little to no reason why someone would try to
define a default section, or use multiline syntax, or anything else like
that. Perhaps this would be robust enough.

>> 2. I still have to duplicate in C and Python code the logic for finding
>> the config file in the first place. Or I guess just move it to C and
>> stash the location in sys or somewhere the Python code can get to it
>> later. I'd been hoping to avoid this, but oh well...
> *hands a courage cookie* I have to say the proof of concept in pure
> Python was impressive.  Too bad it’s not enough :)

Courage cookie accepted ;)


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