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TOMITA YUUKI

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Masayuki Matsuki

NAME

Config::PL - Using '.pl' file as a configuration

SYNOPSIS

    use Config::PL;
    my $config = config_do 'config.pl';
    my %config = config_do 'config.pl';

DESCRIPTION

Config::PL is a utility module for using '.pl' file as a configuration.

This module provides config_do function for loading '.pl' file.

Using '.pl' file which returns HashRef as a configuration is good idea. We can write flexible and DRY configuration by it. (But, sometimes it becomes too complicated :P)

do "$file" idiom is often used for loading configuration.

But, there is some problems and Config::PL cares these problems.

Ensure returns HashRef

do EXPR function of Perl core is not sane because it does not die when the file contains parse error or is not found.

config_do function croaks errors and ensures that the returned value is HashRef.

Expected file loading

do "$file" searches files in @INC. It sometimes causes intended file loading.

config_do function limits the search path only in cwd and basename(__FILE__).

You can easily load another configuration file in the config files as follows.

    # config.pl
    use Config:PL;
    config_do "$ENV{PLACK_ENV}.pl";

You need not write do File::Spec->catfile(File::Basename::dirname(__FILE__), 'config.pl') ... any more!

You can add search path by specifying path as follows. (EXPERIMENTAL)

    use Config::PL ':path' => 'path/config/dir';

THIS SOFTWARE IS IN ALPHA QUALITY. IT MAY CHANGE THE API WITHOUT NOTICE.

FUNCTION

my ($conf|%conf) = config_do $file_name;

Loading configuration from '.pl' file.

LICENSE

Copyright (C) Masayuki Matsuki.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

AUTHOR

Masayuki Matsuki <y.songmu@gmail.com>




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