Sub Modules

Since v3.1.0

Arkenv definitions can be organized by using sub modules.

A common scenario for sub modules is when you want your configuration split into multiple files.

For example, you may want to define your database configuration in a different class / file.

class DatabaseConfig : Arkenv() {
    val port: Int by argument()

class Ark : Arkenv() {
    val name: String by argument()
    val database = module(DatabaseConfig())

The above example shows how to use the module function to register another Arkenv instance as a module, which will then be parsed together with the root module that it is defined in.

The sub module’s properties can then be accessed after parsing.

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
    val ark = Ark().parse(args)

The sub modules will be parsed using the root module’s features.

Recursive modules are not supported and will lead to a stack overflow.

Plain classes

Since v3.2.0

For plain classes, the module function is used to provide a delegate.

object Module {
    val port: Int by argument()

object Configuration {
    val subModule by module(Module)