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Re: My preferred way of handling config data in Perl is:

by Tux (Abbot)
on Jan 02, 2007 at 14:27 UTC ( #592552=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My preferred way of handling config data in Perl is:

I was to say "who needs configure stuff, hard-code it all, so people cannot make mistakes", but then I realized that .ini files should of course be .rc files (what's in a name).

Then there are <DATA> (__END__), command-line-arg driven hash keys that make you select a prefefined configuration by key, etc. etc.

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[1nickt]: Corion I feel that way a lot when I look at the news...
[1nickt]: Brethren, I just noticed in the CPAN ticker Retry, which led me to Attempt, by Mark Fowler. Does anyone have experience with either of these utilities?
[Corion]: No. Back when I toyed with the idea, I found that writing the loop explicitly was usually less code than passing the configuration+ callback to the retrier...

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