inicheck is an high level configuration file checker enabling developers tight control over their users configuration files
Welcome to inicheck
What is inicheck?
inicheck is an advanced configuration file checker/manager enabling developers high end control over their users configuration files. inicheck is specifcially aimed at files that adhere to the .ini format. See wiki for more info on the file standards https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INI_file .
The goal of inicheck was to reduce endless logic gates and repeat code for software that required complicated configuration files. We also wanted to centralize options for an ever changing repo. We have a lot of experience with codes that required config files that could easily have 1000 different configurations. So from that need inicheck has been born.
inicheck requires a master config file to operate. The master config file is a gold standard files provided by the developer of a package. The master config (sometimes called the core config) provides the rules for every configuration file that is passed to the software. There the developer can set types, constrain options, documentation strings and defaults. The developer can also create recipes that can be triggered when a user has a specific combination of config file entries.
Once a master config file is created, all config files can be passed through the standards laid out in there. From there the software can provide feedback to the user about why their file is being rejected. The master file also enables the user to have really simple config files that have larger meaning. With recipes and defaults, a user can provide relatively little and the developer can still move forward without have a ridiculous amount of logic to handle scenarios.
Free software: GNU General Public License v3
.ini file generating
Config file checking
Config file warning and error reporting
Command line interface
Auto cast items into the correct types.
Constrain users by designated options
Create recipes to ensure the right settings are in place
Use custom types for your config file
Use multiple master config files for cleaner files
Auto config file documentation
Create changelogs to automatically manage deprecated config options
inicheck has been developed at the USDA-ARS-NWRC during efforts towards creating highly configurable, physically based watershed modeling software.
inicheck originally was based on config parser and with time went away from it. We would not be here with that base and for that were grateful.
First release on PyPI.
Recipes were added in
Multiple master files can be used
Module associated files to find master configs
Detail finding in cli to get help on the fly
Added the ability require an config entry be a list
Added significant unit tests
Added in url datatype
Added Datetime Ordered data type for start stop options
Added in an inidiff script for comparing config files
Fixed bug relating to Datetime Ordered Pairs
Added in inimake script for creating scripts from scratch
Added in more unittests (54% coverage)
Restructure the checkers some to better handle types
Fixed several broken tests.
Increased unittest coverage from ~57% to ~83%)
Added in a CLI tool to find changelog impacts in python files
Switch from pandas to_datetime to dateparser to reduce package size
Added inicheck to traviCI and Coveralls
Added in linting with isort and autopep8
Hardcoded parse_date to always use UTC and return timezone unaware object. 51
Updated release to use setuptools_scm. 52
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