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Embedding Python- a new approach to specifying program options

Sep 3, 2007, 8:00 AM
10h 10m
Victoria, Canada

Victoria, Canada

Board: 56
poster Software components, tools and databases Poster 1


Prof. Toby Burnett (University of Washington)


Applications often need to have many parameters defined for execution. A few can be done with the command line, but this does not scale very well. I present a simple use of embedded Python that makes it easy to specify configuration data for applications, avoiding wiring in constants, or writing elaborate parsing difficult to justify for small, or one-off applications. But the capability extends far beyond that, in that the full power of Python is available for computation, consistency checking, importing default parameters.

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Prof. Toby Burnett (University of Washington)

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