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NAME

       Tie::CPHash - Case preserving but case insensitive hash table

VERSION

       This document describes version 1.04 of Tie::CPHash, released April 26, 2008.

SYNOPSIS

           require Tie::CPHash;
           tie %cphash, 'Tie::CPHash';

           $cphash{'Hello World'} = 'Hi there!';
           printf("The key `%s' was used to store `%s'.\n",
                  tied(%cphash)->key('HELLO WORLD'),
                  $cphash{'HELLO world'});

DESCRIPTION

       The Tie::CPHash module provides a hash table that is case preserving but case insensitive.
       This means that

           $cphash{KEY}    $cphash{key}
           $cphash{Key}    $cphash{keY}

       all refer to the same entry.  Also, the hash remembers which form of the key was last used
       to store the entry.  The "keys" and "each" functions will return the key that was used to
       set the value.

       An example should make this clear:

           tie %h, 'Tie::CPHash';
           $h{Hello} = 'World';
           print $h{HELLO};            # Prints 'World'
           print keys(%h);             # Prints 'Hello'
           $h{HELLO} = 'WORLD';
           print $h{hello};            # Prints 'WORLD'
           print keys(%h);             # Prints 'HELLO'

       The additional "key" method lets you fetch the case of a specific key:

           # When run after the previous example, this prints 'HELLO':
           print tied(%h)->key('Hello');

       (The "tied" function returns the object that %h is tied to.)

       If you need a case insensitive hash, but don't need to preserve case, just use $hash{lc
       $key} instead of $hash{$key}.  This has a lot less overhead than Tie::CPHash.

AUTHOR

       Christopher J. Madsen  "<perl AT cjmweb.net>"

       Please report any bugs or feature requests to "<bug-Tie-CPHash AT rt.cpan.org>", or
       through the web interface at <http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Tie-CPHash>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 1997-2008 Christopher J. Madsen

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

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