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Re: Config files in CPAN modules?

by hobbs (Monk)
on Jul 24, 2006 at 18:49 UTC ( #563355=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Config files in CPAN modules?

Here's a "Clever" solution ;)
  • Define a config format that begins with "1;\n__END__\n", and continues with whatever sort of config data you like.
  • Have your users put "myapp.conf" anywhere in @INC. Optionally recognize a special environment var (say, MYAPP_HOME) to temporarily push onto @INC, just in case they don't feel like fooling around with PERL5LIB :)
  • In your code:
    { local @INC = @INC; unshift @INC, $ENV{MYAPP_HOME} if defined $ENV{MYAPP_HOME}; require 'myapp.conf'; } open my $conf, '<', $INC{'myapp.conf'} or die 'Flaming death'; 1 while <$conf> ne "__END__\n"; enjoy($conf);

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