tied - hash question at perlmonks.org

Michael Stillwell mjs at beebo.org
Wed Oct 1 21:52:00 CDT 2003

Scott Penrose wrote:

>     * Aesthetics demands it

I reckon this in itself is a pretty good reason for tied hashes.  If 
whatever object you're manipulating behaves pretty much like a hash, why 
not make it look like one too?  A row from a database works pretty well 
as a tied hash that updates the database when its "STORE" method is hit, 
for example.

I don't see that there are any OO implications if only hash-like things 
are tied.  Even then it's pretty easy to get the underlying object back:

  my $obj = tied (%$hash)->{HASH};



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