Load Configuration from Different File Formats transparentlyhttp://search.cpan.org/dist/Config-Any/
Config::Any provides a facility for Perl applications and libraries to load
configuration data from multiple different file formats. It supports XML, YAML,
JSON, Apache-style configuration, Windows INI files, and even Perl code.
The rationale for this module is as follows: Perl programs are deployed on many
different platforms and integrated with many different systems. Systems
administrators and end users may prefer different configuration formats than
the developers. The flexibility inherent in a multiple format configuration
loader allows different users to make different choices, without generating
extra work for the developers. As a developer you only need to learn a single
interface to be able to use the power of different configuration formats.