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Author simonltwick
Recipients simonltwick
Date 2017-11-21.17:46:10
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If you assign a ConfigParser section back to the parent ConfigParser object (say after updating the section), the section is emptied.

(I realise now that you don't need to assign the section back to the parent as it's a proxy for the section in the parent already - but still it does not behave as you would expect):
        from configparser import ConfigParser
        config = ConfigParser()
        config['test'] = {'key': 'value'}
        section = config['test']
        section['key'] = 'different'
        print("before: config['test'] is %s" % dict(config['test']))
        config['test'] = section
        print("after: config['test'] is %s" % dict(config['test']))
        # the section is now printed as {}
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