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pypm install bp.preferences

How to install bp.preferences

  1. Download and install ActivePython
  2. Open Command Prompt
  3. Type pypm install bp.preferences
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version 0.1 on Jan 5th, 2011

bp.preferences is based on the Preference package available on PyPI (http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Preferences).

It overwrites the load_files method to change the behaviour of loading preferences from different files. On initialization preferences are always loaded in this order:

  • package_location/file_name.cfg (contains default preferences)
  • /etc/file_name
  • ~/.file_name
  • current_working_direcory/file_name

Additionaly some methods are added to make conversion of preference values to Python types easier:

def _toString(self, value): Converts a string enclosed with single or double quotes to a Python string without quotes. This is needed e.g. to support preference values with leading/trailing whitespace characters.


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Last updated Jan 5th, 2011

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