NAME

Lingua::ZH::CEDICT::Storable - Interface for stored dictionary data

SYNOPSIS

  use Lingua::ZH::CEDICT;

  # these are the default values; you may omit them
  $dict = Lingua::ZH::CEDICT->new(source   => "Storable",
                                  filename => "$libdir/CEDICT.store");

  # load data from cedict.store
  $dict->init();

  # or import from textfile and store in cedict.store for future use
  $tdict = Lingua::ZH::CEDICT->new{src => "Textfile");
  $dict->importData($tdict);

DESCRIPTION

This module uses Storable to load the dictionary data, which allows for faster startup times.

METHODS

There are a number of methods you might find useful to work with the data once it is in memory. They are included and described in Lingua::ZH::CEDICT, just in case you want to use them with one of the other interface modules as well.

importData

Accepts a Lingua::ZH::CEDICT object as parameter. Stores the data from the dictionary object inside a Storable file.

PREREQUISITES

Lingua::ZH::Cedict. Storable.

AUTHOR

Christian Renz, <crenz@web42.com>

LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2002-2005 Christian Renz. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

Lingua::ZH::CEDICT. Storable.