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NAME

EO::Hash - hash type collection

SYNOPSIS

  use EO::Hash;

  $hash = EO::Hash->new();
  $hash->at( 'foo', 'bar' );
  my $thing = $hash->at( 'foo' );

  print "ok\n" if $thing->has( 'foo' );

  $thing->delete( 'foo' );

  my $keys  = $hash->keys;
  my $vals  = $hash->values;

  my $count = $hash->count;

  my %hash = %$hash;

DESCRIPTION

EO::Hash is an OO wrapper around Perl's hash type. Objects of the hash class will act as a normal hash outside of any class that does not have an 'EO::' prefix.

INHERITANCE

EO::Hash inherits from EO::Collection.

CONSTRUCTOR

EO::Hash provides the following constructors beyond those that the parent class provides:

new_with_hash( HASHREF )

Prepares a EO::Hash object that has all the elements contained in HASHREF.

METHODS

has( KEY )

Returns true if the key exists inside the hash

add( EO::Pair )

Adds a pair to the hash.

pair_for( KEY )

Returns an EO::Pair object for the key value pair at KEY.

do( CODE )

Runs the coderef CODE for each pair in the EO::Hash object. It passes CODE the EO::Pair object as both its first argument and as $_. CODE must return a pair object. The do method returns an EO::Hash which has all the pairs that are returned from CODE.

select( CODE )

Runs the coderef CODE for each pair in the EO::Hash object. It passes CODE the EO::Pair object as both its first argument and as $_. If the result of running the code is true, then the pair is added to a new EO::Hash object which is returned.

at( KEY [, VALUE] )

Gets and sets key value pairs. KEY should always be a string. If provided VALUE will be placed in the EO::Hash object at the key KEY.

delete( KEY )

Deletes a key/value pair, indexed by key, from the EO::Hash object.

count

Returns an integer representing the number of key/value pairs in the EO::Hash object.

iterator

Returns a Perl hash.

keys

In scalar context returns an EO::Array object of keys in the EO::Hash. In list context it returns a Perl array of keys in the EO::Hash.

values

In scalar context returns an EO::Array object of values in the EO::Hash. In list context it returns a Perl array of values in the EO::Hash.

SEE ALSO

EO::Collection, EO::Array

AUTHOR

James A. Duncan <jduncan@fotango.com>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2003 Fotango Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

This module is released under the same terms as Perl itself.