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Python configuration files in Python.

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*Meh* is a Python configuration utility. I know there are already quite a few good ones out there but trust me, *Meh* is different. Instead of relying on some kind of data format like JSON it uses something which I can’t believe nobody has thought of yet: Python.


from Meh import Config, Option

config = Config()
config.add(Option("food", ["Steak", "Pizza", "Burgers"],
    validator=lambda x: type(x) is list))
config.add(Option("ages", {"@snoato" : 18, "@PhilipTrauner" : 16},
    validator=lambda x: type(x) is dict))
config.add(Option("bytestring", b"test"))
config += Option("another_number", 42.0, comment="hihi")
config -= Option("another_number", 42.0, comment="hihi")
config += Option("another_number", 42.0, comment="hihi")

CONFIG_PATH = "awesome_config.cfg"

    config = config.load(CONFIG_PATH)
except IOError:
    config = config.load(CONFIG_PATH)


# Changing values during runtime = ["Baked Beans", "Ramen"]


['Steak', 'Pizza', 'Burgers']
{'@PhilipTrauner': 16, '@snoato': 18}
['Baked Beans', 'Ramen']


food = ['Baked Beans', 'Ramen']
ages = {'@PhilipTrauner': 16, '@snoato': 18}
bytestring = "test"
another_number = 42.0 # hihi


Config(options=[], validation_failed=None)

  • options: Provide a list of options instead of calling add for all of them.
  • validation_failed: Provide a function accepting two parameters (name and value) that’s called when a validation fails (returns nothing). (Otherwise a ValidationError will be raised)

Option(name, default_value, validator=None, comment="")

  • validator: Provide a function accepting one parameter which checks if a value is correct (returns a boolean).
  • comment: A comment appended to the variable declaration in the config file itself.


git clone
cd Meh
python install


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