Mset is a simple and user friendly configuration file format. You can use it instead of .json and .ini files.
key => value another key => another value third key => you can also pass a value with multiple lines.
Keys are case and space insensitive -- it's easier to remember and type them.
Simplicity and performance! Some applications just need a simple set of key value pairs to configure. For those applications, JSON is an overkill and INI files are too restrictive (keys must use _ to separate words and many more).
Mset is also very fast! It's only 50 lines of code and can be included in any project. It's also very easy to create an Mset parser in any other language.
$ret = mset_parse($str); # assuming above example is passed print_r($ret);
Array ( [key] => value [another-key] => another value [third-key] => you can also pass a value with multiple lines. )
Keys are lowercased, trimmed and then multiple spaces are replace with one dash (
-). Users can
use any character in keys (
?!*$(*) but they cannot repeat these special characters (e.g.
-- will become
api key => api-key => API keY =>
Custom Key format
The built-in key formatter is easy on both developers and users. But, if you have some special ues case
you can easily pass a function as the second argument to
mset_parse and build it so it accepts a
and returns the formatted key.