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Re: How to make a fingerprint from an Object

by nothingmuch (Priest)
on May 07, 2007 at 14:01 UTC ( #613942=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to make a fingerprint from an Object

If the objects are "simple" then concatenate all the fields and run that through Digest. Then cache the result. Be sure to concatenate hash values sorted by key if you intend to use the digests between instances of perl, since the hashing order changes per invocation. If they have deep nested structures look at Data::Structure::Util, or investinage Object::Signature which uses Storable under the hood, and returns a digest of the serialized data. Likewise, cache the result in an additional attribute of the object.
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