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Flat File Fun (or You Just Saved My Class)by abitkin (Monk)
|on Jul 16, 2003 at 14:25 UTC||Need Help??|
abitkin has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
First, I must ask your forgiveness for not having code, but this project is still in the development stage.
I'm going to have a set of objects set up like:
/-------\ |Booking| \-------/ | /----\ |--->|User| | \----/ | /--------\ ----->|Schedule| \--------/ | /-----\ | |Route|<------- \-----/ | /------\ ---->|Driver| \------/This is by no means the complete diagram, only a representation of the major objects. Also each object will have extra data in it, as you would expect with any object. I must be able to save the whole thing into a text file. (flat file) What is the best way to store the entire structure?
Please Note: There can be multiple high level objects attached to lower objects. (For example, there can be more than one booking that can use the same user or schedule. Likewise there can be more than one schedule using the same route, and so on.) Also, I'm asking this before I've written any object code, so that I can look at, and try to decide which way will suit this project the best. Finally, because I have no control over the target system, no modules outside of the standard set with Perl 5.8 can be used.
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