[Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Lib ConfigParser.py

Guido van Rossum guido@cnri.reston.va.us
Mon, 4 Oct 1999 14:57:28 -0400 (EDT)

Update of /projects/cvsroot/python/dist/src/Lib
In directory eric:/projects/python/develop/guido/src/Lib

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Log Message:

Withdraw the change that Fred just checked in -- it was a poorly
documented feature, not a bug, to ignore I/O errors in read().

The new docstring explains the reason for the feature:
this is designed so that you can specifiy a list of potential
configuration file locations (e.g. current directory, user's home
directory, systemwide directory), and all existing configuration files
in the list will be read.

Also add a lower-level function, readfp(), which takes an open file
object (and optionally a filename).

XXX There are some other problems with this module, but I don't have
time to dig into these; in particular, there are complaints that the
%(name)s substitution from the [DEFAULTS] section doesn't work