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NAME

Config::Hierarchical::Tie::ReadOnly - Access Hierarchical configuration container through a read only hash

SYNOPSIS

        my $config = new Config::Hierarchical
                                (
                                NAME => 'config',
                                
                                CATEGORY_NAMES   => ['A', 'B'],
                                DEFAULT_CATEGORY => 'B',
                                
                                INITIAL_VALUES  =>
                                        [
                                        {CATEGORY => 'A', NAME => 'CC1', VALUE => '1'},
                                        {CATEGORY => 'B', NAME => 'CC2', VALUE => '2'},
                                        {CATEGORY => 'A', NAME => 'CC3', VALUE => '3'},
                                        {CATEGORY => 'B', NAME => 'CC4', VALUE => '4'},
                                        {CATEGORY => 'A', NAME => 'CC5', VALUE => '5'},
                                        ] ,
                                ) ;
        
        my %hash ;
        tie %hash, 'Config::Hierarchical::Tie::ReadOnly' => $config ;
        
        my @keys = sort keys %hash ; # qw( CC1 CC2 CC3 CC4 CC5)
        print $hash{CC1} ; # print '1'
        
        $hash{CC1} = 2 ; # dies, hash is read only

DESCRIPTION

Creates a read only wrapper around a Config::Hierarchical object. This let's you access the config object as a hash. You can use {} access which makes it easy to use the config in interpolated string. You can also use keys and each on the tied config.

but you can't modify the variables, clear the config or delete any variable.

This is also class is also used to allow you to link a category to an existing Config::Hierarchical object. See new in <Config::Hierarchical>.

DOCUMENTATION

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

TIEHASH

The method invoked by the command tie %hash, class name. Associates a new hash instance with the specified class.

STORE

Dies as this tie is read only.

FETCH

Retrieve the value associated with the configuration variable passed as argument

FIRSTKEY

Return the first key in the hash. Used internally by Perl.

NEXTKEY

Return the next key in the hash. Used internally by Perl.

EXISTS

Verify that key exists within the tied Config::Hierarchical.

DELETE

Dies as this tie is read only.

CLEAR

Dies as this tie is read only.

SCALAR

returns the number of elements in the tied Config::Hierarchical object.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

None so far.

AUTHOR

        Khemir Nadim ibn Hamouda
        CPAN ID: NKH
        mailto:nadim@khemir.net

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2007 Khemir Nadim. All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Config::Hierarchical

You can also look for information at:

SEE ALSO