- znOptions has been renamed to znConfig.
- The library has been redesigned to support more than one options style platform.
- Instead of hard-coding the save formats, I will use a plug-in architecture (more on this later).
- Nini - As per the description, "Nini is an uncommonly powerful .NET configuration library designed to help build highly configurable applications quickly." Though I haven't used this library, reading the documentation seems to hold this up.
- libconfig - The description states, "Libconfig is a simple library for manipulating structured configuration files, like this one: test.cfg. This 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." The type-aware part is interesting, though I've no intention of looking at the source code so I will be coming up with a solution for that independently.
- Elektra - Specifically, the backend page gave me some ideas about databases.
As such, development on znConfig has temporarily ceased until znPlugin is done. Please see the next post for more information about znPlugin.
NOTE: In case there is any question, I am not reading/downloading/studying/... any source code from any of the libraries mentioned in my posts (save for the MSDN reference code). The whole point here is to learn about F# through implementation ("learn by doing", and all that).