in reply to Config Files in Perl
- #1 only allows single options e.g name=value. You could use Config::INI::Simple or something similar
- numbers 2 and 3 can be very dangerous if you make mistakes in them or if people who edit them try to do "bad things"
- I prefer using XML-based config files and using, say, XML::Simple to parse the file. It is just about as easy as parsing name=value files.
- You could use Config::General or Config::Generic for more complex configurations, but why not just go with XML?