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Config::General was designed to take a text file, parse it, and return the results in a hash. You could patch the code to return a hash reference instead, but if your config file is gigantic in the first place, then maybe you are designing something wrong. Most config files i work with never make into the megabyte range (or even over 100K for that matter).

Regardless of whether you use:

my $config = { Config::General->new('my.conf')->getall() };
or
my %config = Config::General->new('my.conf')->getall(); my $config = \%config;
some copying will need to be performed. Don't worry about size unless you have to, and it sounds like you really don't.

jeffa

L-LL-L--L-LL-L--L-LL-L--
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B--B--B--B--B--B--B--B--
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(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)

In reply to Re: Reference to a sub return / Config::General by jeffa
in thread Reference to a sub return / Config::General by Oberon

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