[Python-Dev] ConfigParser patches

Brett C. bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Sat Oct 2 01:31:39 CEST 2004

Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>My thinking on the XML idea is that people do write apps where the whole thing
>>is behind a GUI and thus XML makes good sense.  So why not make there lives a
>>little easier by giving them a basic API?
> People who want to use XML already have all the rope they need. I
> would be in for adding something like my simplified XML handling class
> to the library, but I first have to lobby my employer to open-source
> it (not a problem, I just have to time the request right so it won't
> be in 2.4). Anyway, this needn't and shouldn't be specific to the
> problem of storing option values.


>>OK, so how do people want to proceeed with this?  PEP?  Shootout?
> I'm all for working code in this case, so let's do a shootout.

OK.  Should we do an announcement to python-announce and c.l.py saying we are 
looking for a new API for .ini file editing/accessing?


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