The Python Way for module configuration?

Dave Angel davea at ieee.org
Sun Jun 28 04:52:47 CEST 2009


kj wrote:
> In <c91011ad-b52c-4fb7-8e2c-1de165636c79 at d32g2000yqh.googlegroups.com> Aaron Sherman <aaronjsherman at gmail.com> writes:
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>> On Jun 27, 4:38=A0pm, MRAB <pyt... at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
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>>>> I would appreciate your comments and suggestions.
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>>> There are already modules which provide access to databases.
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>> As you can see the "Python Way" is to be rude ;-)
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>> Anyway, your answer is that there are some abstraction layers called
>> "ORMs". You can grab one of these and write a back end for it.
>> However, you might first want to look at SQLLite and see if it already
>> has what you want (e.g. a light-weight, zero-install database
>> interface).
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> Hi, thanks, but the database aspect of my question is tangential.
> What I'm interested in is the general problem of providing
> configuration parameters to a module.
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> TIA!
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> kynn
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Check out the ConfigParser module, a standard module.  In Python 3.0, 
it's renamed to configparser, but still part of the standard distribution.

This module interprets a file that's in roughly the  INI format.







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