[Web-SIG] cusom config files. was (PasteDeploy 0.1)

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Wed Aug 24 08:01:17 CEST 2005

Rene Dudfield wrote:
> On 8/24/05, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
>>I'm not sure what you mean by SQL DB, but if you mean putting the
>>configuration in a database, I don't see why that would be useful or
>>good.  Similarly, I don't know what you mean by "file system".
> By sql db I meant storing configuration in a database.  Which has many
> advantages including scaling, searching, ACID, permissions etc etc.

Do you mean like putting the configuration files in a database?  That 
shouldn't be a problem if there's a consistent way to access files 
(pkg_resources?) that handles (or has an interface for) virtual file 
systems.  If it doesn't go in initially, I expect it would be a simple 
refactoring otherwise.

If you don't intend to use text configuration files, then you'd have to 
code your own logic to put the pieces together.  This is perfectly fine 
to do, and quite reasonable as well.  If, for instance, you were doing 
some system where new applications were deployed automatically based on 
a very constrained configuration, you can easily do that 
programmatically in Python without involving any configuration files.

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