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       UR::ModuleConfig - manage dynamic configuration of modules.


         package MyModule;
         use base qw(UR::ModuleConfig);

         $val = MyModule->config('key');
         %conf = MyModule->config;


       This module manages the configuration for modules.  Configurations can be read from files
       or set dynamically.  Modules wishing to use the configuration methods should inherit from
       the module.

       The methods deal with managing configuration.

             $val = MyModule->config('key');
             %conf = MyModule->config;

             my $obj = MyModule->new;

           This method can be called three ways, as either a class or object method.  The first
           method takes a hash as its argument and sets the configuration parameters given in the
           hash.  The second method takes a single argument which should be one of the keys of
           the hash that set the config parameters and returns the value of that config hash key.
           The final method takes no arguments and returns the entire configuration hash.

           When called as an object method, the config for both the object and all classes in its
           inheritance hierarchy are referenced, with the object config taking precedence over
           class methods and class methods closer to the object (first in the @ISA array) taking
           precedence over those further away (later in the @ISA array).  When called as a class
           method, the same procedure is used, except no object configuration is referenced.

           Do not use configuration keys that begin with an underscore ("_").  These are reserved
           for internal use.


           This method checks to see if a value is set.  Unlike config, it does not issue a
           warning if the key is not set.  If the key is not set, "undef" is returned.  If the
           key has been set, the value of the key is returned (which may be "undef").


           This method allows the developer to set configuration values, only if they are not
           already set.

             $rv = $class->config_file(path => $path);
             $rv = $class->config_file(handle => $fh);

           This method reads in the given file and expects key-value pairs, one per line.  The
           key and value should be separated by an equal sign, "=", with optional surrounding
           space.  It currently only handles single value values.

           The method returns true upon success, "undef" on failure.