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Config file reading, writing and validation.

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ConfigObj is a simple but powerful config file reader and writer: an ini file round tripper. Its main feature is that it is very easy to use, with a straightforward programmer’s interface and a simple syntax for config files. It has lots of other features though :

  • Nested sections (subsections), to any level

  • List values

  • Multiple line values

  • Full Unicode support

  • String interpolation (substitution)

  • Integrated with a powerful validation system

    • including automatic type checking/conversion

    • and allowing default values

    • repeated sections

  • All comments in the file are preserved

  • The order of keys/sections is preserved

  • Full Unicode support

  • Powerful unrepr mode for storing/retrieving Python data-types

Release 4.4.0 has the following changes from 4.3.2 :

  • Made the import of compiler conditional so that ConfigObj can be used with IronPython.

  • Fix for Python 2.5 compatibility.

  • String interpolation will now check the current section before checking

    DEFAULT sections. Based on a patch by Robin Munn.

  • Added Template-style interpolation, with tests, based on a patch by Robin Munn.

  • Allowed arbitrary indentation in the indent_type parameter.

  • Fixed Sourceforge bug #1523975 by adding the missing self

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