[Catalyst] Configuration process

Tomas Doran bobtfish at bobtfish.net
Thu Jul 2 22:03:36 GMT 2009

On 3 Jul 2009, at 15:36, Alejandro Imass wrote:

> You are right and this is something new. I've only ported my apps to
> new cat releases but haven't started one from scratch in a while.
> I just tested, and sure enough, it creates a .conf file instead of the
> traditional yaml file, although it says:
> # rename this file to test.yml and put a : in front of "name" if
> # you want to use yaml like in old versions of Catalyst
> Guess I have to catchup to all these changes... :(

Don't worry. A lot of people still use YAML in preference to  
Config::General style .conf.

Both are still fully supported.

The main reason that the default for generated apps was changed is  
that it's _FAR TOO EAY_ for a newbie to mess up the whitespace in  
YAML (especially when copying it out of POD sections).

This caused a large amount of confusion for people new to the  
framework, therefore we changed to Config::General as it doesn't have  
those drawbacks.

I still exclusively use YAML in my apps (as it's what I'm used to,  
and what all of work's none Catalyst stuff already used).


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