[Python-Dev] ConfigParser with a single section

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
08 Nov 2002 09:09:31 +0100

pf@artcom-gmbh.de (Peter Funk) writes:

> a typical Linux system is populated with a lot of "sectionless"
> config files in /etc/sysconfig.  With the proposed change 
> ConfigParser would be able to read these files. 

These are really shell scripts, right? I doubt ConfigParser could read
those in their full generality, since it does not support # comments
except in column 1.

However, in most cases, such files can be easily read with execfile,
passing an empty dictionary.

> The concept of sections is in fact an additional mental model
> only needed for more complicated configuration files.  

Indeed, these are the files implemented in ConfigParser.