Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi,

Normally what I do is asking the user to provide the configuration, could be the config itself, or the path to the configuration file:

MyModule->new({ config_file => 'file.conf'}); # or MyModule->new({ config => \%Config }); # or MyModule->load_config($file); # etc...

This way it's up to the users script to decide which method he uses to provide the modules with the configuration settings.

Or going for well known places where the config files should be (linux -> /etc or /usr/local/etc) could be with subdir for the application itself or so; or the other way is to create a hierarchy for the application itself:

MyApp | +-- bin/ +-- etc/ +-- lib/ +-- docs/

But the most important thing of all is to DOCUMENT it. So that the user know how he must do instead of figuring it out. ;-)

Regards,

fmerges at irc.freenode.net

In reply to Re: Config files in CPAN modules? by fmerges
in thread Config files in CPAN modules? by jimt

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others cooling their heels in the Monastery: (8)
    As of 2014-08-01 23:07 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      Who would be the most fun to work for?















      Results (51 votes), past polls