Dead simple configuration file parser.
simpleconfig is a Python module that reads INI files into a dictionary. It is both Python 2 and Python 3 compatible.
I’ve written this code several times for a couple projects; I got sick of copying the file over to new project directories.
Both a parse and parse_string function are provided. The former parses config files, and the latter parses a config file serialised into a string.
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Both parse() and parse_string return a dictionary (see below) where each section is a key at the top level, and is a dictionary of key=value pairs itself. For example, given the config file:
>>> config = """ # random version information version = 1.0.5 ; last modified 1 April 2001 by John Doe ; example taken from wikipedia [owner] name=John Doe organization=Acme Widgets Inc. [database] # use IP address in case network name resolution is not working server=192.0.2.62 port=143 file="payroll.dat" """
Parsing this with simpleconfig yields:
>>> import simpleconfig as sc >>> cfg = sc.parse_string(config) >>> cfg['owner']['name'] 'John Doe' >>> cfg.owner.name 'John Doe'
Note that the dictionary type returned by the parse functions is actually a kutils.dicts.AttrDictDict, which is derived from the dict type and can be used wherever a dict can.
simpleconfig is released under an ISC license.
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