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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You could do something like what Win32::TieRegistry does, and create a tied hash class which just accepts a delimited string as a hash key, but internally breaks it up into separate keys. That is, if there isn't already a generic module which does this :-)
    • And on that note, here's a very incomplete tied hash class. Possible improvements (besides making it a complete tied hash class), might be to add options for recursively making tied hashes, so you could say something like: $href = $hash{"A:B"}; $value = $href->{"C:D"}; (Note: the way it is now, only the top level hash is tied).

      #!/usr/bin/perl

      use strict;
      use warnings;
      use Data::Dumper;

      package Tie::Hash::DelimitedKey;

      sub TIEHASH {
        my ($class, $delimiter) = @_;
        $delimiter = ":" unless defined