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"Just because it's a module doesn't mean that by some magic it shouldn't have to have configuration or data files. There are good use cases for those. So I'm not quite sure what your question is."

You seem to have a pretty good handle on either possibility, actually. Also, you seem to have some insight into misunderstandings I might have made, would you mind addressing those for posterity? Note that I wasn't asking if one could handle that, but how.

"The needs regarding configuration can vary drastically by application, but they have in common that for most needs CPAN already has a solution."

Exactly why I'm here...or why most people are here: for some suggestions and advice on best practices used in certain circumstances. Having reflected upon my question in light of your observations, I'm thinking that this falls into the "data file" category. Occasionally certain values will need to be changed, but this would be on an application-wide basis, not on a user-by-user basis.

The module does not require a build process because it isn't intended for distribution, nor has it become generally useful enough to merit it, so perhaps File::SharDir is not the best solution.

Do you have any further suggestions, given my clarification?

In reply to Re^2: Refactoring conf-driven app into a module; what to do with the config? by wokka
in thread Refactoring conf-driven app into a module; what to do with the config? by wokka

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