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Re: Data files included in a package

by hardburn (Abbot)
on Aug 28, 2003 at 19:29 UTC ( #287499=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Data files included in a package

I've done something similar for some private modules. Ways I've come up with are:

  • Make the data file into a package of its own. For instance, a config file for My::Foo becomes My::Foo::Config, and My::Foo just uses it.
  • If the data file can't be turned into a package for whatever reason, then use the Makefile.PL to ask the user at install-time where the data files will be located. Then have Makefile.PL generate the config module like above which contains the absolute path to the data.

I wanted to explore how Perl's closures can be manipulated, and ended up creating an object system by accident.
-- Schemer

Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated

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