So I had a thought.

Why not rewrite preferences just a tad, so
they are stored as one big happy dictionary?

instead of
you would have

This would make drPrefsFile even nicer, and would get me out of using compile and exec just to load preferences.

It would also make the style code cleaner (as I would store those as dictionaries as well).

The down side is rewriting any plugins that references DrFrame.prefs.

Think it is worth doing?