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Advanced INI file: Read and parse INI files with multiple levels

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This class can read and parse INI files with N levels.

It can read and parse a given INI file and build an associative array with entries for each section and each variable value.

Sections with names with colons : are returned as multiple levels of the associative array, for instance [ abc:def ] will be returned as

$var['abc']['def'] = values;

Variable names such as a.b.c and a:b:c will be expanded into sub-levels, such as:

['a']['b']['c'] = value;

It also supports variable substitution using values of certain settings to define other settings such as:

root = "/mnt/some/path"
logs.access = "{root}/access_log"

It has now been updated with the following extensions:

#include <filename> Includes the file <filename>
#define <name> <value> Defines the constant <name> to be <value>
#iniset <name> <value> Sets the ini parameter <name> to be <value>

Includes can be N-level.

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INI files are used to store configuration values. Usually they are divided in sections and each section may have multiple configuration values.

This class extends the structure of INI functions but allowing to have sub-sections and sub-variables by considering : or . characters in the section or variable names as separators.

This away the class can return nested arrays that contain sub-sections or sub-variables and children arrays, which are much easier to process by applications.

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