When faced with the simple task of figuring out how to use configuration to your advantage in Python there are a myriad of methods. The purpose of this talk is to walk through the standard library modules and the popular Python Package Index modules comparing and contrasting configuration formats and the code that consumes them. Specifically, I would like to walk through the use of the csv module, the ConfigParser module, ConfigObj, lxml, PyYaml and SimpleJSON.
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