Need rewritable ConfigParser package

pehr anderson pehr at
Fri Sep 22 07:03:03 CEST 2000

Dear Jake,

I was rather frustrated with the current ConfigParser interface
and from what I've heard, I'm not the only one.  I haven't 
written many parsers in my life so I can't really criticise it
but it sure feels clunky.  

I would be delighted to help test a solution.
I currently have a project that *needs* this but I 
haven't gotten around to writting it either.

There must be others who feel the same way.
I bet a good implementation could get included
into the standard distribution for 2.0.


Jake Baker wrote:
>  I find myself needing the facilities of the ConfigParser package, but with the additional capability to modify members and rewrite the config file programatically. Specifically, the need on rewriting is this: update old members, add new ones, but do not remove comments from the file.
>  This isn't especially difficult, but if someone has already written it, I don't want to reinvent the wheel. If anyone knows where such a package is located, I would be greatly indebted.
> Thanks,
>  - Jake Baker

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