Net::DRI::Data::ContactSet - Handle an ordered collection of contacts for Net::DRI


This class encapsulates a set of contacts, with associated types. For each type, it can stores as many contacts as needed. Contacts are compared among themselves by calling the id() method on them. Thus all Contact classes must define such a method, which returns a string.

  • new() creates a new object

  • types() returns the list of current types stored in this class

  • has_type() returns 1 if the given type as first argument has some contacts in this object, 0 otherwise

  • add() with the first argument being a contact, and the second (optional) a type, adds the contact to the list of contacts for this type or all types (if no second argument). If the contact already exists (same id()), it will be replaced when found

  • del() the opposite of add()

  • clear() removes all contact currently associated to all types

  • set() with an array ref as first argument, and a type (optional) as second, set the current list of the given type (or all types) to be the list of contacts in first argument

  • get() returns list (in list context) or first element of list (in scalar context) for the type given as argument


For now, support questions should be sent to:


Please also see the SUPPORT file in the distribution.



Patrick Mevzek, <>


Copyright (c) 2005 Patrick Mevzek <>. All rights reserved.

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