[Catalyst] load more than 2 yaml files in Catalyst

Fayland Lam fayland at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 03:51:40 CEST 2006

Joel Bernstein wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 01:37:49AM +0000, Fayland Lam wrote:
>> Joel Bernstein wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 10:09:10AM +0000, fayland wrote:
>>>> Now I'm using Config::YAML to load more than 2 yaml files in Catalyst, 
>>>> but I wonder why ConfigLoader don't support to load more than 2 yaml 
>>>> files? (like a.yaml b.yaml c.yaml, but not a.yaml a_local.yaml)
>> something like:
>> __PACKAGE__->config( file => ['a.yml', 'b.yml', 'c.yml'] );
>> It doesn't work for me? What's wrong?
> Well, to put it bluntly, it doesn't work because you just made that
> interface up. If you read the ConfigLoader synopsis at:
> http://search.cpan.org/~bricas/Catalyst-Plugin-ConfigLoader-0.12/lib/Catalyst/Plugin/ConfigLoader.pm#SYNOPSIS
> you'll see that the interface expects file => filename, ie a scalar NOT
> an arrayref.
> However, I've initiated a discussion on the catalyst-dev list about
> whether this is a reasonable change to make to the interface, ie for it
> to accept either a scalar or an arrayref of scalars. If the dev team
> like the idea I'll make up a patch to ConfigLoader.
> I'd point out at this point that anything you can do with multiple
> config files, you could do with a single one -- what is your rationale
> for needing multiple ones? Do you store each class's configuration
> separately? I can sort of see the logic in doing that. Please mail the
> list back and explain what you're doing with the multiple files, so we
> can understand the use case better and see if there's a better way to do
> what you need. At the very least it'll help me to make up a patch to get
> the behaviour you want.

Thanks. why I need multiple YAML config files is because one site may 
have more than one projects, and I like one config file for one project.
It seems much more clear logically.

A patch would be greatly appreciated. Best,

> In summary, then:
> 1) the interface doesn't work like you think it does...for now anyway
> 2) you can get around it by rolling your multiple files into a single
> one
> 3) just making up an interface doesn't magically cause it to exist
> /joel
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