Michael Robinton

$ref to text - similar to Data::Dumper

recurse2txt generates a unique signature for a particular hash

Data::Dumper actually does much more than this, however, it does not stringify hash's in a consistent manner. i.e. no SORT

The routines below, while not covering recursion loops, non ascii characters, etc.... does produce text that can be eval'd and is consistent with each rendering.

  • hexDumper($ref);

      same as:
            scalar hexDumperA(ref);
  • hexDumperA($ref);

    Returns the text of the data items converted to hex.

      input:        reference
      return:       array context
             text_for_reference_contents,
             count_of_data_items
    
                    scalar context
             count  text_for_reference_contents
  • Dumper($ref);

      same as:
            scalar DumperA($ref);
  • DumperA($ref);

      input:        reference
      return:       array context
             text_for_reference_contents,
             count_of_data_items
    
                    scalar context
             count  text_for_reference_contents

1 POD Error

The following errors were encountered while parsing the POD:

Around line 31:

'=item' outside of any '=over'

=over without closing =back