tce-conf-1.2: Very simple config file reading

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LanguageHaskell2010

TCE.Data.KVConf

Description

Simple key/value style config file loading

This module was motived by the desire to factor this repetitive configuration file parsing code out of several of my projects.

These functions offer very simple behavior which may be fine for many tasks. For those needing something that does more, including building and saving config data and .ini-style [section]s, may I suggest Data.ConfigFile http://hackage.haskell.org/package/ConfigFile.

Example:

    import Data.Map ( lookup )
    import Prelude hiding ( lookup )
    import TCE.Data.KVConf ( parseToMap )
    
    main = do
       -- Parse a String into a KVConf datatype
       conf <- parseToMap <$> readFile "kv-example.conf"
    
       -- It's just a map, so use Data.Map functions to access
       print $ lookup "foo" conf
       print $ lookup "baz-blorp" conf

An example config file is given below.

Synopsis

Documentation

type KVConf = Map String String Source #

Convenience type synonym. Config data is just a simple Map

parseToMap :: String -> KVConf Source #

Parse config file data into a simple (Map String String).

For example, this:

 --- file start ---
 foo=one
 # a comment

 bar
 baz-blorp=2

 # spaces are permitted around the =
 qux = false
 --- file end ---

becomes:

 fromList [("foo","one"),("bar",""),("baz-blorp","2"),("qux","false")]

Comments (prefixed with #) and blank lines in the config file are discarded.

parseToArgs :: String -> [String] Source #

Parse config file data into what looks like long args on a command line.

Sometimes it's convenient to be able to supply commonly used long args in a config file. The idea here is you can prepend this [String] to your other command line args and send the whole mess to your System.Console.GetOpt-based code.

For example, this:

 --- file start ---
 foo=one
 # a comment

 bar
 baz-blorp=2

 # spaces are permitted around the =
 qux = false
 --- file end ---

becomes:

 [ "--foo=one", "--bar", "--baz-blorp=2", "--qux=false" ]

As above, comments (prefixed with #) and blank lines in the config file are discarded.