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NAME ^

abbrev - create an abbreviation table from a list

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Text::Abbrev;
    abbrev $hashref, LIST

DESCRIPTION ^

Stores all unambiguous truncations of each element of LIST as keys in the associative array referenced by $hashref. The values are the original list elements.

EXAMPLE ^

    $hashref = abbrev qw(list edit send abort gripe);

    %hash = abbrev qw(list edit send abort gripe);

    abbrev $hashref, qw(list edit send abort gripe);

    abbrev(*hash, qw(list edit send abort gripe));
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