shmf has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi, I need to create a program, configure its behavior and than save its state into a database. To do that, I have a library (.pm) with some functions, and I want to save into the database the name of the functions that shall be called when I run my program the next time.
Can I save the name of the functions into the database and then, (on load) call the correspondent function using its name?

For example:
Considering that I have the following librabry (
@EXPORT = qw( funtion1 function2 function3 funtion4)
and that I read from D.B. fhis two strings: 'funtion1' and 'funtion4', how can I execute function1 and function4 from

Thanks in advance