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Dan Kogai


Tie::DataDumper - Stores your object when untied via DataDumper


  use Tie::DataDumper;
      tie my $scalar => 'Tie::DataDumper', 'scalar.pl';
      $scalar = 42;
  } # scalar is automatically saved as 'scalar.pl'.
      tie my @array => 'Tie::DataDumper', 'array.pl';
      @array = qw(Sun Mon Tue Wed Fri Sat);
  } # array is automatically saved as 'array.pl'.
      tie my %hash => 'Tie::DataDumper', 'hash.pl';
      %hash = (Sun=>0, Mon=>1, Tue=>2, Wed=>3, Thu=>4, Fri=>5, Sat=>6);
  } # hash is automatically saved as 'hash.pl'.
      tie my $object => 'Tie::DataDumper', 'object.pl';
      $object = bless { First => 'Dan', Last => 'Kogai' }, 'DANKOGAI';
  } # You can save an object; just pass a scalar
      tie my $object => 'Tie::DataDumper', 'object.pl';
      $object->{WIFE} =  { First => 'Naomi', Last => 'Kogai' };
      # you can save before you untie like this


Tie::DataDumper stores tied variables when untied. Usually that happens when you variable is out of scope. You can of course explicitly untie the variable or tied($variable)->save but the whole idea is not to forget to save it.

This module uses DataDumper as its backend so it can store and retrieve anything that DataDumper can.


This module uses eval() on loading saved files. That means there is a security risk of executing malicious codes. DO NOT USE THIS MODULE FOR ANYTHING SERIOUS. This module is just a proof-of-concept, example module to show how to make use of Tie::SaveLater.


Tie::SaveLater, Tie::Storable, Tie::YAML

perltie, Tie::Scalar, Tie::Array, Tie::Hash


Dan Kogai, <dankogai@dan.co.jp>


Copyright (C) 2006 by Dan Kogai

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.