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|objectToString||Converts an object into an INI formatted string
Unfortunately, there is no way to have ini values nested further than two levels deep. Therefore we will only go through the first two levels of the object.
|stringToObject||Parse an .ini string, based on phpDocumentor phpDocumentor_parse_ini_file function|
jimport( 'joomla.registry.format.ini' );