[New-bugs-announce] [issue10387] ConfigParser's getboolean method is broken

Felix Laurie von Massenbach report at bugs.python.org
Thu Nov 11 13:06:24 CET 2010

New submission from Felix Laurie von Massenbach <fantasizer at gmail.com>:

If the config file has a boolean formatted as either True or False, python raises an attribute error when doing str.lower() on it. In my code I've worked around this in the following way:

class MyConfigParser(ConfigParser.RawConfigParser):
    def getboolean(self, section, option):
        result = self.get(section, option)
            trues = ["1", "yes", "true", "on"]
            falses = ["0", "no", "false", "off"]
            if result in trues:
                return True
            if result in falses:
                return False
        except AttributeError as err:
            if str(err) == "\'bool\' object has no attribute \'lower\'":
                return result
            raise err


(p.s. first bug report, sorry if it's a bit of a mess...)

components: Extension Modules
messages: 120943
nosy: Felix.Laurie.von.Massenbach
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: ConfigParser's getboolean method is broken
type: crash
versions: Python 2.7

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