Finnigan::GenericRecord -- a decoder for data structures defined by GenericDataHeader
use Finnigan; my $record = Finnigan::GenericRecord->decode(\*INPUT, $header);
Finnigan::GenericRecord is a pass-through decorder that only passes the field definitions it obtains from the header (Finnigan::GenericDataHeader) to Finnigan::Decoder.
Because Thermo's GenericRecord objects are odered and may have "virtual" gaps and section titles in them, the Finnigan::Decoder's method of stashing the decoded data into a hash is not directly applicable. A GenericRecord may have duplicate keys and the key order needs to be preserved. That is why Finnigan::GenericRecord relies on the field_templates method of Finnigan::GenericDataHeader to insert ordinal numbers into the keys.
The constructor method
Gene Selkov, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (C) 2010 by Gene Selkov
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.10.0 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.