profig is a straightforward configuration library for Python.
Why another configuration library? The simple answer is that none of the available options give me everything I want, with an API that I enjoy using. This library provides a lot of powerful functionality, but never at the cost of simplicity.
- Automatic value conversion.
- Section nesting.
- Dict-like access.
- Single-file module with no dependencies.
- Extensible input/output formats.
- Built-in support for INI files and the Windows registry.
- Preserves ordering and comments of INI files.
- Full Unicode support.
- Supports Python 2.7+ and 3.2+.
profig installs using easy_install or pip:
$ pip install profig
Basic usage is cake. Let’s assume our config file looks like this:
[server] host = 192.168.1.1 port = 9090
First, we specify the defaults and types to expect:
>>> cfg = profig.Config('server.cfg') >>> cfg.init('server.host', 'localhost') >>> cfg.init('server.port', 8080)
Then, we sync our current state with the state of the config file:
As expected, we can access the updated values without undue effort, either directly:
>>> cfg['server.host'] '192.168.1.1'
Or by section. Notice that the type of the port option is preserved:
>>> server_cfg = cfg.section('server') >>> server_cfg['port'] 9090