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Where to put data that goes with a module?by Lady_Aleena (Curate)
|on Jul 02, 2020 at 04:21 UTC||Need Help??|
Lady_Aleena has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have been documenting my Random modules in a readme for GitHub when I came across some that have external data. Two of them have text files that I open, chomp, and make into an array; nothing special. However, the data for those two are in my general data directory. If I people want to use these modules (and if I ever get them properly written), I will need to put the data closer to them. Now, I just don't know where to put them. (The other modules with external data need hashes made, and that is a bigger problem.)
You might be wondering why I did not put the data directly into the module. It is because two of the lists are over 100 items long and the other two are over 10 with longer strings.
I am also looking to move these Random modules away from using any of my Util modules. My Util modules are messes and for my personal use. (So many PODs to update with their dependencies, hopefully without using any of those Util modules one day.)
I know it may be a matter of taste, but where you would put data files relative to the module that uses them?
My OS is Debian 10 (Buster); my perl versions are 5.28.1 local and 5.8.8 on web host.
No matter how hysterical I get, my problems are not time sensitive. So, relax, have a cookie, and a very nice day!