This module defines the class ConfigParser. The ConfigParser class implements a basic configuration file parser language which provides a structure similar to what you would find on Microsoft Windows INI files. You can use this to write Python programs which can be customized by end users easily.
The configuration file consists of sections, lead by a
"[section]" header and followed by "name: value" entries,
with continuations in the style of RFC 822; "name=value" is
also accepted. Note that leading whitespace is removed from values.
The optional values can contain format strings which refer to other
values in the same section, or values in a special
DEFAULT section. Additional defaults can be provided upon
initialization and retrieval. Lines beginning with "#" or
";" are ignored and may be used to provide comments.
foodir: %(dir)s/whatever dir=frob
would resolve the "%(dir)s" to the value of "dir" ("frob" in this case). All reference expansions are done on demand.
Default values can be specified by passing them into the ConfigParser constructor as a dictionary. Additional defaults may be passed into the get() method which will override all others.