Thoughts on language-level configuration support?

David Stanek dstanek at
Tue Mar 31 16:47:39 CEST 2009

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 10:01 AM, jfager <jfager at> wrote:
> On Mar 31, 6:02 am, David Stanek <dsta... at> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 3:19 AM, jfager <jfa... at> wrote:
>> > "Simply having a configuration file" - okay.  What format?  What if
>> > the end user wants to keep their configuration info in LDAP?  Did the
>> > library I'm including make the same decisions, or do I have to do some
>> > contortions to adapt?  Didn't I write basically this  exact same code
>> > for the last umpteen projects I worked on, just schlepping around
>> > config objects?
>> Ah I see your point here. During PyCon I was trying to add the ability
>> to inject configuration into objects that are constructed by the
>> snake-guice framework. The code is not yet in the Subversion
>> repository, but I did brain dump a little documentation[0]. It is
>> still very much a work in progress.
>> 0.
> This is getting close :)  I think it would be nice if you didn't have
> to come up with your own names (so that projects across different
> authors would share more or less the same naming structure), and if
> those names didn't encode their expectation of a particular end-user
> configuration scheme.

For my purpose I am writing the glue infrastructure that allows
components to be put together within an application. What I am missing
is a schema-like way to define configuration files. I have debated
starting a project to do that, but at this time I'm already
overextended :-)


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