Config & ConfigParser
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Wed Mar 6 04:31:09 CET 2013
On Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:09:38 -0800, Chuck wrote:
> I'm curious about using configuration files. Can someone tell me how
> they are used? I'm writing a podcast catcher and would like to set up
> some default configurations, e.g. directory, etc Other than default
> directory, what are some of the things that are put in a configuration
> file? They don't seem to teach you this kind of stuff in school. :(
I think that you are doing this backwards. You shouldn't start with a
"I want a configuration file! What should I put in it?"
and then try to invent a need for configuration settings to put in the
file. You start with the need, and end with the conclusion:
"I need these configuration settings. I'll put them in a config file."
What configuration settings does your podcast catcher software need? What
makes you think it needs any? Don't over-engineer your application from
the start. Begin with the simplest thing that works, and go from there.
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