[Python-Dev] ConfigParser with a single section

Gustavo Niemeyer niemeyer@conectiva.com
Thu, 7 Nov 2002 20:22:46 -0200

> A vote of -0 means I don't want to make a career out of this <wink>.
>     http://www.python.org/dev/process.html
> A -1 vote is a strong objection; I don't have a strong objection here, I see
> *any* support for anonymous sections in ConfigParser as complicating the
> whole thing for no particular benefit.  OTOH, it won't be a disaster for
> Python if some version is accepted, either; I'd just rather it weren't.  Or,

Thanks for explaining! I wasn't aware that there were a formal description
for [01][+-] :-)

> IOW, -0.  That can't be changed unless someone presents a compelling use
> case for an anonymous section where making up a section name would be a
> believable burden.

The most compeling reason I could see is:

>>> import ConfigParser
>>> cfg = ConfigParser.ConfigParser(singlesection="shell")
>>> cfg.read("/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-lo")
>>> cfg.get("shell", "ipaddr")

Besides that, I'm ashamed to say that I'm acting more like a bug-closing
monkey. ;-)

Gustavo Niemeyer

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