package threads::shared::hash;

# Make sure we have version info for this module
# Make sure we do everything by the book from now on

$VERSION = '0.36';
use strict;
use Scalar::Util;

# Satisfy -require-

1;

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------

# standard Perl features

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  IN: 1 class for which to bless
#      2..N key-value pairs to initialize with
# OUT: 1 instantiated object

sub TIEHASH { my $class = shift; bless \do{ my $o = @_ && Scalar::Util::reftype($_[0]) eq 'HASH' ? $_[0] : {} },$class } #TIEHASH

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  IN: 1 instantiated object
#      2 key of element to fetch
# OUT: 1 value of element

sub FETCH { ${$_[0]}->{$_[1]} } #FETCH

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  IN: 1 instantiated object
#      2 key for which to store
#      3 new value

sub STORE { ${$_[0]}->{$_[1]} = $_[2] } #STORE

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  IN: 1 instantiated object

sub CLEAR { %{${$_[0]}} = () } #CLEAR

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  IN: 1 instantiated object
# OUT: 1 first key of hash
#      2 value associated with first key

sub FIRSTKEY {

# Reset the each() magic
# Return first key/value pair

    scalar( keys %{${$_[0]}} );
    each %{${$_[0]}};
} #FIRSTKEY

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  IN: 1 instantiated object
# OUT: 1 next key of hash
#      2 value associated with next key

sub NEXTKEY { each %{${$_[0]}} } #NEXTKEY

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  IN: 1 instantiated object
#      2 key of element to check
# OUT: 1 flag: whether element exists

sub EXISTS { exists ${$_[0]}->{$_[1]} } #EXISTS

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  IN: 1 instantiated object
#      2 key of element to delete

sub DELETE { delete ${$_[0]}->{$_[1]} } #DELETE

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------

__END__

=head1 NAME

threads::shared::hash - default class for tie-ing hashes to threads with forks

=head1 DESCRIPTION

Helper class for L<forks::shared>.  See documentation there.

=head1 ORIGINAL AUTHOR CREDITS

Implementation inspired by L<Tie::StdHash>.

=head1 CURRENT AUTHOR AND MAINTAINER

Eric Rybski <rybskej@yahoo.com>.

=head1 ORIGINAL AUTHOR

Elizabeth Mattijsen, <liz@dijkmat.nl>.

=head1 COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c)
 2005-2014 Eric Rybski <rybskej@yahoo.com>,
 2002-2004 Elizabeth Mattijsen <liz@dijkmat.nl>.
All rights reserved.  This program is free software; you can redistribute it
and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

=head1 SEE ALSO

L<forks>, L<forks::shared>.

=cut