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Need opinion on a configuration parser library

Hello, everybody!
I'm the upstream and current maintainer for nsnake (a ncurses clone
of the snake game) and would like to know your opinion on this
packaging matter.

I was in need of a library that helped storing per-user configuration
files on that game.
So I started using libiniparser[0] on the hope that it would make the
game portable across most distros. Unfortunately, it was only after
nsnake's 2.0.0 release that I realized it wasn't available on Debian.
(and probably won't be at all[1])

This ends up preventing me from updating the package on Debian.

So could you guys recommend any configuration-file parsing library
that's both maintainer-friendly and portable across distros?

Of course I may be over-thinking this - I considered simply bundling
inih[2] to my code (rougly 100 lines of C code), just like owncloud[3]
and dunst[4] both did.
But the Fedora guys advised me against that[5], since they're very
strict on "no bundled libraries".

I guess I could simply hard-code a parser for config files, but it seems
as kind of a bad practice... Hopefully I'm wrong and you guys could
shed a light on this problem.

Thank you all for the attention,
Alexandre Dantas

[0]: http://ndevilla.free.fr/iniparser/
[1]: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=582657#10
[2]: https://code.google.com/p/inih/
[3]: https://open.cryptomilk.org/issues/5
[4]: https://github.com/knopwob/dunst/issues/12
[5]: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1075154#c2

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