Ini file reader/writer

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Madhan Nedumaran, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Hi Guys,

    I am new joinee to this forum and also to ruby language.After spent two
    weeks of ruby learning,I have written a module "IniParser" which
    basically read/write ini files.
    I know there are few ruby gems available but i am writing this to get
    handson exp in ruby

    It would be great help if someone(expert in ruby language) test this
    code and let me know your comments.This would help me to know more about
    ruby programming.

    Attached file.

    Madhan Nedumaran, Dec 24, 2008
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  2. Madhan Nedumaran

    Dejan Dimic Guest

    After just a quick look I have to advise you to take look at for ini file specification that
    your IniParser should take in consideration. Specially comments, keys
    outside of session, empty session in front of another session...

    The second thing you should reconsider is the way we should use this
    IniParser in real life.
    Is it wise to parse, again, ini file for every session key that we are
    supposed to read from that ini file? Just image a long ini file with
    multiple sessions and lot of keys (mysql.ini, win.ini).

    The best way will be to make a bunch of unit tests and usage samples.

    Beside the DRY you should stick to "Eat Your Own Dog Food" principle
    Dejan Dimic, Dec 24, 2008
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