What's better than storing a password in cleartext in a config file?
Having the config file specify a command that outputs the cleartext password (or other secret).
@joeyh It's a free service to those who also specify all the places where the password applies, and send in a DNA sample, a complete medical history, and everything the US wants for VISA applications now. Plus their passport, ddriver's licence, and diver's licence.
For everyone else, a patch for #ick will do.