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       Catalyst::Plugin::ConfigLoader - Load config files of various types


           package MyApp;

           # ConfigLoader should be first in your list so
           # other plugins can get the config information
           use Catalyst qw( ConfigLoader ... );

           # by default myapp.* will be loaded
           # you can specify a file if you'd like
           __PACKAGE__->config( 'Plugin::ConfigLoader' => { file => 'config.yaml' } );

         In the file, assuming it's in YAML format:

           foo: bar

         Accessible through the context object, or the class itself

          $c->config->{foo}    # bar
          MyApp->config->{foo} # bar


       This module will attempt to load find and load a configuration file of various types.
       Currently it supports YAML, JSON, XML, INI and Perl formats. Special configuration for a
       particular driver format can be stored in "MyApp->config->{ 'Plugin::ConfigLoader' }->{
       driver }".  For example, to pass arguments to Config::General, use the following:

           __PACKAGE__->config( 'Plugin::ConfigLoader' => {
               driver => {
                   'General' => { -LowerCaseNames => 1 }
           } );

       See Config::Any's "driver_args" parameter for more information.

       To support the distinction between development and production environments, this module
       will also attemp to load a local config (e.g. myapp_local.yaml) which will override any
       duplicate settings.  See get_config_local_suffix for details on how this is configured.


   setup( )
       This method is automatically called by Catalyst's setup routine. It will attempt to use
       each plugin and, once a file has been successfully loaded, set the "config()" section.

       This method handles loading the configuration data into the Catalyst context object. It
       does not return a value.

       This method determines the potential file paths to be used for config loading.  It returns
       an array of paths (up to the filename less the extension) to pass to Config::Any for

       This method determines the path, filename prefix and file extension to be used for config
       loading. It returns the path (up to the filename less the extension) to check and the
       specific extension to use (if it was specified).

       The order of preference is specified as:

       ·   $ENV{ MYAPP_CONFIG }

       ·   $ENV{ CATALYST_CONFIG }

       ·   "$c->config->{ 'Plugin::ConfigLoader' }->{ file }"

       ·   "$c->path_to( $application_prefix )"

       If either of the first two user-specified options are directories, the application prefix
       will be added on to the end of the path.

       Determines the suffix of files used to override the main config. By default this value is
       "local", which will load "myapp_local.conf".  The suffix can be specified in the following
       order of preference:



       ·   "$c->config->{ 'Plugin::ConfigLoader' }->{ config_local_suffix }"

       The first one of these values found replaces the default of "local" in the name of the
       local config file to be loaded.

       For example, if  $ENV{ MYAPP_CONFIG_LOCAL_SUFFIX } is set to "testing", ConfigLoader will
       try and load "myapp_testing.conf" instead of "myapp_local.conf".

       This method is called after the config file is loaded. It can be used to implement tuning
       of config values that can only be done at runtime. If you need to do this to properly
       configure any plugins, it's important to load ConfigLoader before them.  ConfigLoader
       provides a default finalize_config method which walks through the loaded config hash and
       calls the "config_substitutions" sub on any string.

   config_substitutions( $value )
       This method substitutes macros found with calls to a function. There are a number of
       default macros:

       ·   "__HOME__" - replaced with "$c->path_to('')"

       ·   "__ENV(foo)__" - replaced with the value of $ENV{foo}

       ·   "__path_to(foo/bar)__" - replaced with "$c->path_to('foo/bar')"

       ·   "__literal(__FOO__)__" - leaves __FOO__ alone (allows you to use "__DATA__" as a
           config value, for example)

       The parameter list is split on comma (","). You can override this method to do your own
       string munging, or you can define your own macros in "MyApp->config->{
       'Plugin::ConfigLoader' }->{ substitutions }".  Example:

           MyApp->config->{ 'Plugin::ConfigLoader' }->{ substitutions } = {
               baz => sub { my $c = shift; qux( @_ ); }

       The above will respond to "__baz(x,y)__" in config strings.


       Brian Cassidy <>


       The following people have generously donated their time to the development of this module:

       ·   Joel Bernstein <> - Rewrite to use Config::Any

       ·   David Kamholz <> - Data::Visitor integration

       ·   Stuart Watt - Addition of ENV macro.

       Work to this module has been generously sponsored by:

       ·   Portugal Telecom <> - Work done by Joel Bernstein


       Copyright 2006-2010 by Brian Cassidy

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


       ·   Catalyst

       ·   Catalyst::Plugin::ConfigLoader::Manual

       ·   Config::Any