Is there a ConfigParser which keeps comments
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Wed Mar 14 19:13:12 CET 2012
On 03/14/12 12:06, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 3/14/2012 6:07 AM, Gelonida N wrote:
>> Now I'm looking for a library, which behaves like config parser, but
>> with one minor difference.
>> The write() mehtod should keep existing comments.
> Assuming that you have not overlooked anything, I would just subclass
> ConfigParser with an altered write method.
It would require a lot more than that. It would entail changing
the reading as well so that it preserved the comments as well as
the order of sections & keys, and a way of storing those
associated comments in sequence. I looked into it a fair while
back and it was a LOT more work than I cared to do for minimal
gain. I wimped out and just documented it with "If you use the
ability to (re)write a configuration file, it will not keep any
comments or ordering from any original sources."
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