[rust-dev] Configuration files library for Rust

Gaetan gaetan at xeberon.net
Sat Jan 4 10:17:54 PST 2014


I m also interessed in writing a YAML loader/dumper for rust but i m still
learning the language...
Le 4 janv. 2014 19:00, "Flaper87" <flaper87 at gmail.com> a écrit :

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> 2014/1/4 Corey Richardson <corey at octayn.net>
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>> oslo.config looks decent. On some projects I've worked on, we started
>> out using INI files but found them severely lacking once we wanted to
>> extend the options. We ended up using libconfig[0], which I think is
>> an excellent library. In multibuilder[1], we use extra::serialize to
>> load a config directly into the struct we'll be using. It's super
>> convenient, but a bit unfortunate in that it's impossible to make a
>> field truly optional (Option<T> requires the field to be null, iirc).
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>> [0] http://www.hyperrealm.com/libconfig/
>> [1] https://github.com/huonw/multibuilder/blob/master/main.rs#L68
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> I'm also considering to have support for several parsers. It should be
> pretty simple / straightforward to do so.
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> We could have a default parser based on INI files and then allow people to
> specify a different parser in case INI files are not what they want to use.
> I'll dive into libconfig and pick things from there as well.
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> Also, I agree INI files could be a bit limited, which is why we ended up
> having our own INI parser in oslo.config.
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> Thoughts?
> FF
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>> On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 9:01 AM, Flaper87 <flaper87 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi Guys,
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>> > I was looking around and I couldn't find a config file parser library
>> for
>> > Rust. Getopt support seems to be pretty complete and stable, which would
>> > make the development of such library easier.
>> >
>> > Since I've some experience on this area, I thought about doing some
>> work on
>> > it for Rust.
>> >
>> > My current plan is to do something along the lines of oslo.config[0] -
>> which
>> > I've been contributing to - and take advantage of the existing getopt
>> > module, just as we do in oslo.config.
>> >
>> > The config file format parsed by oslo.config follows the INI[1] files
>> format
>> > but with some changes to support list options and other types. One of
>> the
>> > advantages of this library is that the config options registration is
>> > explicit and simple.
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>> > However, before starting to work on this, I'd like to know what folks on
>> > this list think about the library, if there's been some work on this
>> area
>> > that I'm not aware of, what the preferences are, etc.
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > FF
>> >
>> > [0] https://github.com/openstack/oslo.config
>> > [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INI_file
>> >
>> > --
>> > Flavio (@flaper87) Percoco
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>> > http://github.com/FlaPer87
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