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require './config.pl';

After all, sometimes the configuration needs to calculate values or define objects or subroutines (e.g., a callback). An .ini file just can't handle those needs. And sometimes defining a set of related options together, e.g. with map, improves the clarity of the config file, and .ini can't do that, either.


Sanity? Oh, yeah, I've got all kinds of sanity. In fact, I've developed whole new kinds of sanity. You can just call me "Mister Sanity". Why, I've got so much sanity it's driving me crazy.

In reply to Re: My preferred way of handling config data in Perl is: by jonadab
in thread My preferred way of handling config data in Perl is: by rinceWind

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    [hippo]: The more I look at this code, the more $x is a plain old scalar and the more this condition will never be true. I'm calling it a bug at this point.
    [hippo]: Thanks for your input which has soothed my sanity (a little)
    [Corion]: Eily: Sure - if you force both things into stringy things, then you break that magic. But that would also mean that you changed the expression, as now $x = 0.00 will be true instead of false as it were before
    [Corion]: Ah no, at least in my feeble experiments that doesn't change the meaning
    [Corion]: We sell sanity in small packages ;)
    [Eily]: oh, boolean context uses the "" overload if no bool overload has been defined
    [Eily]: (I wondered if overloading bool was actually necessary)

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