May 26, 2018

Simple library for manipulating structured configuration files

Libconfig is a simple library for manipulating structured configuration files. The file format is more compact and more readable than XML. And unlike XML, it is type-aware, so it is not necessary to do string parsing in application code.

Libconfig is very compact – just 25K for the stripped C shared library one-fifth the size of the expat XML parser library and 39K for the stripped C++ shared library. This makes it well-suited for memory-constrained systems like handheld devices.

The library includes bindings for both the C and C++ languages. It works on POSIX-compliant UNIX systems GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD and Windows 2000, XP and later.

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