|Syntactic Confectionery Delight
Re (tilly) 6: using strict and a config fileby tilly (Archbishop)
|on Nov 12, 2001 at 14:57 UTC
There are plenty of legitimate reasons to want to have more complex data structures in a configuration than just a simple hash.
Also while there are plenty of configuration modules on CPAN, I haven't seen any that I like very much. Here are the main capabilities that I want out of a configuration solution:
Now those wants are not everyone's. Everyone wants to get different things from a configuration module (which is one reason why there are so many configuration modules out there). But I claim that my list is not an unreasonable set of wants for a Perl programmer to have, and if you have them then pure Perl is a perfectly reasonable kind of configuration file to use.