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

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:

we just used in in func and it's rather handy.


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