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Re: Using SV as key in hash

by Fletch (Chancellor)
on Jul 17, 2006 at 01:41 UTC ( #561629=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Using SV as key in hash

Gratuitous handwaving here since it's been ages since I mucked with XS, but . . .

I want to say that the keys to an HV are always stringified and kept as char*, not as SV*s. A good starting place might be to look at what Tie::RefHash does and then implement something similar in your XS (possibly something like keeping your own internal mapping of char* to original SV*).

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Re^2: Using SV as key in hash
by liz (Monsignor) on Jul 17, 2006 at 06:16 UTC
    I want to say that the keys to an HV are always stringified and kept as char*, not as SV*s.
    Well, that's just it. There is a provision in hv.c to actually have an SV as the key (rather than a char *). The HeSVKEY_set macro is supposed to be doing that.

    A good starting place might be to look at what Tie::RefHash does
    I'm afraid that Tie::RefHash doesn't have any XS component to obtain any inspiriation from ;-(

    Liz

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