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  Configuration File Parser
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Confix is a full featured configuration file parser I wrote some time ago. The configuration file's structure is presented as a simple object model and can be easily manipulated (eg. changing settings, moving variables to different sections, and so on).

To set it apart from existing libraries, I included these features:
  • Bullet proof parser (try parsing your windows folder!)
  • Does not reformat the configuration file on changes
  • Recognizes three kinds of comments
  • Support for multi-line strings with escape sequences

  • Here's a little example of what you could do:

    int main(void) {
     CConfigFile CFG("# Simple configuration file\n"
                     "Test = 123          // With comments\n"
                     "String = Hello"
                     "[Section        ]\n"
                     "String = World\n"
                     "Test = 123.456\n";);

    // Reading variables cout << "Global entries: " << CFG.getSection(0).getNumVariables() << endl; cout << "Value of Test: " <<

    CFG.getSection(0).getVariable("Test").getLong() << endl; // Changing CFG.getSection(0).getVariable("Test") = 456; CFG.getSection("Section").setName("NewName");

    // Removing / adding CFG.getSection(0).removeVariable("String"); CFG.getSection("NewName").addVariable(CConfigVariable("String = Hello")); }

    Some people may be offended by my usage of hungarian notation, but it will only hit you in form of the class names (CConfigFile, CConfigSection). The parser also wasn't generated by flex or another common tool, but handcrafted in order to provide maximum compatibility, flexibility and speed.

    The entire library is documented using doxygen comments and for windows users, an MSVC 6.0 workspace and CHM help file is included in the download. The code is released under the IBM common public license - in short you can do anything except to re-release it under your name or sue me :D Contact: (remove the spam.)

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