Chris Nehren on 16 Nov 2011 09:39:13 -0800

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Re: [Philadelphia-pm] Persistent data directory

On Nov 16, 2011, at 12:32, Kurt Starsinic wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Eric Roode <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm writing a new module, and it needs to store some data persistently
>> across invocations (basically a cache).  It is irrelevant whether this cache
>> is per-user or system-wide.
>> Is there any sort of reasonably standard place to store such data?  This
>> will be run on Windows, for what it's worth, but it'd be good to know what
>> locations are standard practice on other platforms, too.  Is there any sort
>> of existing module that encapsulates this, so I won't have to think about it
>> (like how File::Temp provides for temporary data storage)?  I couldn't find
>> any.
> One perlish way to do this would be to save the data, encoded with
> Storable or Data::Dumper, to a file.
> - Kurt

Note that Storable (and to a lesser degree Data::Dumper) are serialization formats not readily readable by other tools/languages. Have you looked at the cache namespace on CPAN? Also consider CHI.

Thanks and best regards,
Chris Nehren

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