Thoughts on language-level configuration support?

jfager jfager at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 16:01:37 CEST 2009


On Mar 31, 6:02 am, David Stanek <dsta... at dstanek.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 3:19 AM, jfager <jfa... at gmail.com> 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.http://code.google.com/p/snake-guice/wiki/InjectingConfiguration

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.



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