[Melbourne-pm] config file parsers

Jacinta Richardson jarich at perltraining.com.au
Tue Feb 15 17:45:27 PST 2005

The right tool for the job depends on what you're looking to put in the 
config file.  Config::IniHash for example allows simple .ini style files 
with multi-line records.

Config::General allows a nicer multi-line records, including nested 
structures at the expense of a tiny tiny bit more work.  For example:

I'd suggest using Config::General.  It's in Debian, I think we can count 
on it staying there, it's easy to work with.  One small problem you 
might have with it, is that it gets *everything* out of the config file, 
even if you only want access to one small section.

I haven't tried the other ones in order to comment.

All the best,


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