[PEAK] Does a PEAK-ized webware esist ?

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Fri Jan 30 17:04:40 EST 2004

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 05:33 PM 1/29/04 -0600, Ian Bicking wrote:
>> * When option values are retrieved, type information is given.  So 
>> there's no configuration schema.
> FWIW, PEAK offers both .ini files (that use Python expressions and are 
> therefore dynamically typed) and ZConfig (which is schema-driven).  

These configuration files don't use Python expressions, so they are 
somewhat different.  I suppose there's an implicit schema built into the 
code itself, as types are specified when fetching the configuration 
information.  This might be annoying later on, I'm not sure -- but it 
makes adding new configuration parameters very easy.

If I was going to use Python expressions, I'd probably use a Python 
module as the configuration source and forget about .ini (grabbing 
__dict__'s as necessary).  The only problem is introducing sectional 
structure.  Using class: is one way, but that use of class is a bit of a 

I guess if I wanted a typed configuration syntax, YAML seems like a 
reasonable option.


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