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Re: Configuration files

by The Mad Hatter (Priest)
on Jan 01, 2005 at 17:34 UTC ( #418661=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Configuration files

Why can't you install modules? There are few real reasons for not installing them and instead reinventing the wheel.


Comment on Re: Configuration files
Re^2: Configuration files
by keyslapper (Novice) on Jan 01, 2005 at 18:06 UTC
    One of the scripts in question is being run on offsite systems, which have a default perl config (in house Solaris packaged perl build) that has a very limited number of additional modules. The last time we got the package rebuilt with an additional module, it took 6 months from request to distribution - and that was a critical requirement. Anything not considered critical would be more trouble than it's worth from my POV.

    I suspect that's one of the few reasons for reinventing the wheel :)

    One of the other scripts I'm considering for this may be better to use a different method, since I'm considering contributing it to the SpamAssassin project - meaning it would probably be best to use Config::Inifiles or YAML (XML would be a real learning curve at this point, but not something I'm opposed to).

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