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Simple-Configuration aka Sexp-Configuration

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  2. Simple-Configuration aka Sexp-Configuration
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This is a small library to handle configurations in a simple manner. It uses lists as the basic datastructure to hold configurations.


(use simple-configuration)

(define my-config
      (username "prod")
      (password "prodpwd")
      (host "test.example.com")))
      (username "dev")
      (password "devpwd")
      (host "dev.example.com")))
   (destination "/var/log/application.log")
   (levels (error warning)))))

;; now you can access the data like so

(config-ref my-config '(production database username)) ;; => "prod"
(config-ref my-config '(production database))          ;; => (username "prod")
(config-ref my-config '(production database))   ;; => ((username "prod") (password "prodpwd") (host "test.example.com"))

(config-let my-config ((db-user (production database username))
                       (db-pw   (production database password))
                       (db-host (production database host)))
  (connect-to-database db-host db-user db-pw))

;; postprocess data
(config-ref my-config '(logging levels) post-process: (lambda (ls) (cons 'critical ls))) ;; => (critical error warning)


David Krentzlin


[procedure] (config-read port-or-path #!key (eval-config #f))

Reads the configuration from the given port or path. If eval-config is set to #t then the entire config is evaled inside a quasiquote. This means you can do something like this:

  ((some-key ,(+ 10 20))

If you reference the key some-key you will get 30.

[procedure] (config-ref cfg path #!key (default #f) (post-process identity))

Extract a value from the configuration. Note that post-process is applied to the default-value as well.

[syntax] (config-let config ((binding path) ...) body ...)

This binds bindings to their values. It's really just a convenient way to reference multiple paths.