Data::Hive::PathPacker - a thing that converts paths to strings and then back
Data::Hive::PathPacker classes are used by some Data::Hive::Store classes to convert hive paths to strings so that deep hives can be stored in flat storage.
Path packers must implement two methods:
my $str = $packer->pack_path( \@path );
This method is passed an arrayref of path parts and returns a string to be used as a key in flat storage for the path.
my $path_arrayref = $packer->unpack_path( $str );
This method is passed a string and returns an arrayref of path parts represented by the string.
This software is copyright (c) 2006 by Hans Dieter Pearcey.
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