[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 00:37:29 -0400

Guido van Rossum writes:
 > I think we were too careless with ConfigParser.

I think I was on vacation when ConfigParser was added, and I still
remember being quite surprised that it landed in the Python CVS.  I'd
love to see that module frozen (in the sense of "let's not even *try*
to fix it), and come up with a more reasonable API that takes a single
syntax (.ini file syntax is fine; let's not invent one).  It might be
worth looking at the GConf API used in Gnome; I'm not sure how it


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
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