|P is for Practical|
Config file recommendations?by Spidy (Chaplain)
|on Mar 19, 2008 at 02:59 UTC||Need Help??|
Spidy has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Greetings, fellow monks.
I am currently working on a project that, like every other project, needs a config file.
I've read about a few options for handling the need for config files - from building a parse for name=value pairs to just having a config.pm that has all my configuration stuff inside it, to using Config::foo, and so on.
Long story short, I'm no longer certain which format to use(or how to accomplish it).
I need the config file to be able to contain Perl code, which means I can't use the first method I mentioned.
However, I'd also like it to insinuate its data into a global %config hash - so that I can refer to it from anywhere within my collection of scripts by simple doing this:
Does anyone have any recommendations on how to implement this in Perl, or a module I could use that would help me accomplish this?