[Python-ideas] A common configuration file standard for the stdlib + configparser (or replacer) new API

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Feb 6 22:55:31 CET 2010

Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at ...> writes:
> This file would be located in the "data" path returned by the install
> scheme (see sysconfig.py for details)
> so roughly : in sys.prefix for the global one, and in ~/.local/ for
> the local per-user one.

I think it has already been discussed that it's not really the right place for
configuration files.  sys.prefix is wrong for that, as well as ~/.local.

If Python needs to have a notion of a standard path for config files, it should
be something separate from the "data" path.

> The files would be a configparser ini-like file, with one mandatory
> section that is the name of the package or
> module in the stdlib the filename

Why such a constraint? Isn't the name of the file sufficient?


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