Matthieu Moy <> writes:

> Why?
> (In general, explaining why you chose something is more important than
> explaining what you chose)

Good educational comment.  Thanks.

> A tree (AST, Abstract syntax tree) can be interesting if you have some
> source-to-source transformations to do on the configuration files (i.e.
> edit the config files themselves).
> For read-only accesses, I would find it more natural to have a
> data-structure that reflects the configuration variables themselves, not
> the way they appear in the config file.

... and one important thing that was left unsaid is that the
read-only accesses happen far more often than updates, so the data
structure must be optimized for the read-only look-up case.
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