[IPython-dev] IPython.config, HasTraits, Traitlets as an independent library?

Thomas Kluyver takowl@gmail....
Tue Apr 16 07:13:09 CDT 2013

On 16 April 2013 10:24, Matthias BUSSONNIER <bussonniermatthias@gmail.com>wrote:

> The second things is that config file are not updatable by
> a program, they have to be edited by hand. (side effect of being pure
> python file)
> It would be really great to have the ability to read/write form/to a plain
> configuration file.
> Apparently python3 is good at that.

The config framework does have a notion of different loaders, so it should
be straightforward to add a loader for config files (or other formats like
json, sqlite, etc.). It might be a bit more work to allow writing the
config back to disk, but I think it's a worthwhile goal.

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