Just wondering if Skin Weights File can be parsed with existing third party parsers like the python default library configparser or do we have to make our own?
The configparser accepts format such as
Which is really close with the skin weights file parser with the exception that the skin weights uses <> as a section identifier instead of 
(0) = 0.049
(65) = 0.006
(66) = 0.007
(78) = 0.019
(79) = 0.023
That's why it kinda works but I'm unable to extract the specific sections.
Here's my working code so far:
from collections import OrderedDict
_unique = 0 # class variable
def __setitem__(self, key, val):
if isinstance(val, dict):
self._unique += 1
key += str(self._unique)
OrderedDict.__setitem__(self, key, val)
config = configparser.ConfigParser(defaults=None, dict_type=multidict, strict=False, allow_no_value=True)
sections = config.sections() # returns [Demo::Weight] instead of <DEF-spine>
Thanks for looking at my code. No expectation to answer within the week. Have a great holidays ahead!
Aparently not possible. Since the subsection for the configparser needs to be dot(.)
Just need to preprocess it before parsing I guess.
Basically, replacing <> to . Done deal.
this is out of scope of the support and i never used configparser. Maybe maxime or Ferdinand will have some nice tips out of their head without having to investigate.
I am happy you found a solution by pre-processing the file first.