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NAME ^

Tie::CPHash - Case preserving but case insensitive hash table

VERSION ^

This document describes version 1.05 of Tie::CPHash, released January 20, 2012.

SYNOPSIS ^

    require Tie::CPHash;
    tie %cphash, 'Tie::CPHash';

    $cphash{'Hello World'} = 'Hi there!';
    printf("The key `%s' was used to store `%s'.\n",
           tied(%cphash)->key('HELLO WORLD'),
           $cphash{'HELLO world'});

DESCRIPTION ^

The Tie::CPHash module provides a hash table that is case preserving but case insensitive. This means that

    $cphash{KEY}    $cphash{key}
    $cphash{Key}    $cphash{keY}

all refer to the same entry. Also, the hash remembers which form of the key was last used to store the entry. The keys and each functions will return the key that was used to set the value.

An example should make this clear:

    tie %h, 'Tie::CPHash';
    $h{Hello} = 'World';
    print $h{HELLO};            # Prints 'World'
    print keys(%h);             # Prints 'Hello'
    $h{HELLO} = 'WORLD';
    print $h{hello};            # Prints 'WORLD'
    print keys(%h);             # Prints 'HELLO'

The additional key method lets you fetch the case of a specific key:

    # When run after the previous example, this prints 'HELLO':
    print tied(%h)->key('Hello');

(The tied function returns the object that %h is tied to.)

If you need a case insensitive hash, but don't need to preserve case, just use $hash{lc $key} instead of $hash{$key}. This has a lot less overhead than Tie::CPHash.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT ^

Tie::CPHash requires no configuration files or environment variables.

INCOMPATIBILITIES ^

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

No bugs have been reported.

AUTHOR ^

Christopher J. Madsen <perl AT cjmweb.net>

Please report any bugs or feature requests to <bug-Tie-CPHash AT rt.cpan.org> or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Tie-CPHash.

You can follow or contribute to Tie-CPHash's development at http://github.com/madsen/tie-cphash.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Christopher J. Madsen.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENSE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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