[Python-Dev] ConfigParser with a single section

Gustavo Niemeyer niemeyer@conectiva.com
Fri, 8 Nov 2002 11:10:23 -0200


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

Unfortunately, variables without quotes is a common shell idiom:

>>> execfile("/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-lo")
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
  File "/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-lo", line 2
    IPADDR=127.0.0.1
                 ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

(no, I haven't tweaked the file just to show that.. :-)

-- 
Gustavo Niemeyer

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