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Re-read “I am looking for a good replacement for INI files for storing large/complex configuration”

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/06

Reminder to re-read [WayBackI am looking for a good replacement for INI files for storing large / complex configuration. So far I have used JvApplicatoinIniStorage + a custom INI f… – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+

INI files are textual and allow for comments. They are not good at large bits of information, and are hard to compare because the order is unimportant.

Alternatives like JSON or DFM have similar limitations.

XML is too chatty, and hard to get right by humans.

Related: [WayBack] JSON as configuration files: please don’t

–jeroen

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