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Tied hashes are backed by objects. If you have a tied hash %foo then you can access the underlying object using tied(%foo). You can call methods on it like tied(%foo)->my_method(42).

If you have a tied hash, yes, it's also possible to bless a reference to that hash into a particular class. This may even be a different class to the one used to implement the tied behaviour.

And here's a quick example to show a hash tied to one class and blessed into another...

use v5.14; use Test::More; package MyClass 1.0 { sub new { my ($class, $hashref) = @_; bless $hashref => $class; } sub quux { return 'quuux'; } } use Hash::DefaultValue; # it's on CPAN tie my %hash, 'Hash::DefaultValue', 42; ok( $hash{hello} == 42, 'tie works properly', ); my $object = MyClass->new(\%hash); ok( $object->{world} == 42, 'tie works properly, even when blessed', ); ok( $object->isa('MyClass') && !$object->isa('Hash::DefaultValue'), 'blessed into the proper class' ); ok( tied(%$object)->isa('Hash::DefaultValue') && !tied(%$object)->isa( +'MyClass'), 'tied to the proper class' ); ok( $object->quux eq 'quuux', 'method calls on object work', ); done_testing();
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In reply to Re: Tieing ans Blessing by tobyink
in thread Tieing and Blessing by McA

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