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udpate the readme a bit w/ what I've implemented recently..

John-Mark Gurney 3 years ago
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@@ -7,8 +7,8 @@ up simple code as a Python package, you can import it directly via
the hash.

There is the concept of aliases to make the import statements easier
to read. This is currently limited to packages (on disk). An example
is the randpkg in the fixtures directory. You can put a file named
to read. This is currently limited to packages. An example is the
randpkg in the fixtures directory. You can put a file named
cas_aliases.txt along side your file. Each line of the
file is:
@@ -16,13 +16,24 @@ file is:

Where alias is a simple name, and url is a location to find the file
at. Currently, at least on hash url that follows the
[hash-uri]( format w/ a hash
value of sha256. The other supported url type is ipfs. The format
follows the [IPFS Addressing](
at. Currently, at least one hash url must be specified.

The following url schemes are supported:
<dd>At least one of these MUST be specified. This is specified at
[hash-uri]( and currently only
a hash value of sha256 is supported.</dd>
<dd>The format follows the
[IPFS Addressing](
document, and it is recommend that CIDv1 addresses are used, as the
host portion of a URL is case insensitive, and CIDv0 (the current
default) values are case sensitive.
default) values are case sensitive. An example is:
<dd>This is the standard web url that everyone is familar with.</dd>

@@ -43,3 +54,15 @@ Currently v1 is defined, and has the following types:
Example generated via: shasum -a 256
a An alias. Any aliases must be loaded before being
processed. This is a short name that could be used.


By default, a configuration file is read from `~/.casimport/casimport.conf`.
This specifies the priority of the different modules (do you search IPFS or
HTTPS urls first), and configures each of the modules.

The first time you import casimport, a sample configuration will be created.
The default is a local cache the home directory, and then to use IPFW
gateway, followed by normal https urls.