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Re: pungi, python and the question: where are the python gurus?



On Wed, 2007-10-03 at 09:15 +0200, Tim Lauridsen wrote:
> seth vidal wrote: 
> > On Tue, 2007-10-02 at 18:04 +0200, Tim Lauridsen wrote:
> >   
> > > Jesse Keating wrote: 
> > >     
> > > > On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 14:47:06 +0200
> > > > Oliver Falk <oliver linux-kernel at> wrote:
> > > > 
> > > >   
> > > >       
> > > > > OK, that might be the better fix. But doesn't it make sense
> > > > > ConfigParser also allows int as values? I mean any kind of number
> > > > > (int, float, complex) could be handled as string...
> > > > >     
> > > > >         
> > > > I know not the history of ConfigParser and why it's only strings.  I
> > > > suspect it's because ConfigParser's primary usage is to parse config
> > > > files, and in a file it may be non-obvious how to mark something as an
> > > > int/float rather than a string.  The reason pungi uses ConfigParser is
> > > > that prior to using kickstart files we had our own config files.  I'm
> > > > not entirely happy with ConfigParser, but it'd be something of an
> > > > overhaul to switch to some other config system, and not one I was
> > > > willing to make at this point.  Maybe during F9...
> > > >   
> > > >       
> > > You can take a look at the config classes in yum (yum/config.py) it
> > > let you define different kind of options types.
> > > 
> > >     
> > 
> > I've also made a yum-free config.py that takes all the advantages of the
> > yum config file w/o needing the yum-ness of it.
> > 
> > you can find it here:
> > http://skvidal.fedorapeople.org/config.py
> > 
> > we just used in in func and it's rather handy.
> > 
> > -sv
> > 
> > 
> >   
> Maybe, it should be out into its own package (python module), so that
> potential users could pull it in (yum, func, yumex, pungi etc).
> and it could be maintained in one place.
> 

actually I was thinking that maybe we should see about submitting it to
be in python core.

-sv



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