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Further to my ramblings here about creating a hash that has multiple values per key I have gone the whole hog and written an object to perform this function having been advised that no such object currently exists.
No such object currently exists because you are describing a hash-of-arrayrefs, which is a built-in to Perl.

I concur with the other heavy hitters that have weighed in on this thread already. Your module would never be included in code that I wrote, nor recommended by me in a publication I'm writing or class that I'm teaching. You are abstracting something that in this form does not need abstraction.

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In reply to •Re: Object to Map Multiple Values to a Single Key by merlyn
in thread Object to Map Multiple Values to a Single Key by arunhorne

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