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Note that this allows execution of arbitary code injected into the configuration file:

$config = { host_1 => '192.168.1.1', host_2 => '192.168.1.2', host_3 => '192.168.1.3', host_4 => '192.168.1.4', you_will_have_a_really_bad_day => `rm -rf /`, }

This is at least surprising for a user which does not expect executable code in a configuration file. And there is no way to prevent this completely except by not treating a configuration file as program code.

Alexander

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In reply to Re^2: conf file in Perl syntax by afoken
in thread conf file in Perl syntax by Ravendark

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