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

.ini files.

Encrypted .ini files.

In Sumerian.

(Although once, because of a typo, I created a .nin file and the code got all depressed, dressed in black, bemoaned having to sell out to the music industry, and moved to the local art district. Who knew?)

tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
- Chick McGee