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Title: do not allow leading (and trailing) space in values.
Type: behavior Stage:
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.2
Status: closed Resolution: duplicate
Dependencies: Superseder: ConfigParser: accept leading whitespace on options+comments
View: 1524825
Assigned To: akuchling Nosy List: akuchling, christian.heimes, draghuram, jonatasoliveira, msuchy, quentin.gallet-gilles, schmir
Priority: low Keywords: easy, patch

Created on 2007-12-31 15:30 by msuchy, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
cfgparser_doublequotes_r61014.patch quentin.gallet-gilles, 2008-02-23 22:40
Messages (6)
msg59060 - (view) Author: Miroslav Suchy (msuchy) Date: 2007-12-31 15:30
I have some configuration params with leading space. And program
(getmail4) which use ConfigParser strip all leading
(and trailing) spaces from values. This is very often the most wanted
result. But if I want value with leading space I have no option to put
it there.
Therefore I suggest to optionaly write string value as
key = "value"

This patch will solve it (it is against my OS, sorry no chance to
checkout svn).

--- /usr/lib/python2.4/     2007-12-31
16:04:32.000000000 +0100
+++ /usr/lib/python2.4/  2007-12-31 16:06:50.000000000 +0100
@@ -472,6 +472,7 @@
                             if pos != -1 and optval[pos-1].isspace():
                                 optval = optval[:pos]
                         optval = optval.strip()
+                        optval = optval.strip('"')
                         # allow empty values
                         if optval == '""':
                             optval = ''
msg59777 - (view) Author: Christian Heimes (christian.heimes) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-01-12 02:44
Please provide a patch against 2.6 with an unit test and documentation
msg60186 - (view) Author: Quentin Gallet-Gilles (quentin.gallet-gilles) Date: 2008-01-19 16:09
Attached patch contain the added behavior, some unit tests to validate
it and updated documentation.
msg62826 - (view) Author: Quentin Gallet-Gilles (quentin.gallet-gilles) Date: 2008-02-23 22:40
Here's an updated patch, taking in account akuchling and schmir suggestions.
msg66582 - (view) Author: Jonatas Oliveira (jonatasoliveira) Date: 2008-05-10 20:17
The cfgparser_doublequotes_r61014.patch works for me.

I disagree wrapping a double quoted string with another double quote, it's 
more elegant using single quote like python's string behavior, but I don't 
know if is acceptable for a .ini file.

PS: Like Jeremy Thurgood said in msg66523, this is almost the same of issue 1524825.
msg66591 - (view) Author: Jonatas Oliveira (jonatasoliveira) Date: 2008-05-10 22:22
Btw, i ran all tests before write "works for me" message.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:29adminsetgithub: 46055
2010-07-10 05:41:57terry.reedysetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: duplicate
superseder: ConfigParser: accept leading whitespace on options+comments
versions: + Python 3.2, - Python 2.6
2008-05-10 22:22:13jonatasoliveirasetmessages: + msg66591
2008-05-10 20:17:40jonatasoliveirasetnosy: + jonatasoliveira
messages: + msg66582
2008-03-25 16:14:00schmirsetnosy: + schmir
2008-03-25 14:54:08quentin.gallet-gillessetfiles: - cfgparser_doublequotes.patch
2008-03-06 19:10:55draghuramsetnosy: + draghuram
2008-02-23 22:40:21quentin.gallet-gillessetfiles: + cfgparser_doublequotes_r61014.patch
keywords: + patch
messages: + msg62826
2008-02-23 20:42:22akuchlingsetassignee: akuchling
nosy: + akuchling
2008-01-19 16:09:00quentin.gallet-gillessetfiles: + cfgparser_doublequotes.patch
nosy: + quentin.gallet-gilles
messages: + msg60186
2008-01-12 02:44:38christian.heimessetcomponents: + Library (Lib), - Extension Modules
2008-01-12 02:44:25christian.heimessetpriority: low
keywords: + easy
messages: + msg59777
nosy: + christian.heimes
versions: + Python 2.6, - Python 2.4
2007-12-31 15:30:01msuchycreate