I am using ActiveState Perl 5.16.1 on windows XP. The function dbmopen meets my immediate requirements for a persistent hash. The perl documentation states that this function is largely superseded by tie. None of the modules (*DBM_File) are in the PPM repository. (I assume that this is because the data bases they require are not available) I want to know if it is even possible for me to use tie for this purpose. If so, does it offer any real advantage. And if it does, what do I have to download and how do I use it.
Update: Corrected perl version number.