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                         Storable 2.14
               Copyright (c) 1995-2000, Raphael Manfredi
               Copyright (c) 2001-2004, Larry Wall

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the same terms as Perl 5 itself.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    Perl 5 License schemes for more details.

| Storable is distributed as a module, but is also part of the official
| Perl core distribution, as of perl 5.8. 
| Maintenance is now done by the perl5-porters.  We thank Raphael
| Manfredi for providing us with this very useful module.

The Storable extension brings persistence to your data.

You may recursively store to disk any data structure, no matter how
complex and circular it is, provided it contains only SCALAR, ARRAY,
HASH (possibly tied) and references (possibly blessed) to those items.

At a later stage, or in another program, you may retrieve data from
the stored file and recreate the same hiearchy in memory. If you
had blessed references, the retrieved references are blessed into
the same package, so you must make sure you have access to the
same perl class than the one used to create the relevant objects.

There is also a dclone() routine which performs an optimized mirroring
of any data structure, preserving its topology.

Objects (blessed references) may also redefine the way storage and
retrieval is performed, and/or what deep cloning should do on those

To compile this extension, run:

    perl Makefile.PL [PERL_SRC=...where you put perl sources...]
    make install

There is an embedded POD manual page in

Storable was written by Raphael Manfredi <>
Maintenance is now done by the perl5-porters <>

Please e-mail us with problems, bug fixes, comments and complaints,
although if you have complements you should send them to Raphael.
Please don't e-mail Raphael with problems, as he no longer works on
Storable, and your message will be delayed while he forwards it to us.

Thanks to (in chronological order):

    Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
    Ulrich Pfeifer <>
    Benjamin A. Holzman <>
    Andrew Ford <>
    Gisle Aas <>
    Jeff Gresham <>
    Murray Nesbitt <>
    Albert N. Micheev <>
    Marc Lehmann <>
    Justin Banks <>
    Jarkko Hietaniemi <> (AGAIN, as perl 5.7.0 Pumpkin!)

for their contributions.

A Japanese translation of this man page is available at the Japanized
Perl Resources Project <>.

The perl5-porters would like to thank

    Raphael Manfredi <>

According to the perl5.8 Changes file, the following people have helped
bring you this Storable release:

    Abhijit Menon-Sen <>
    Andreas J. Koenig <>
    Archer Sully <>
    Craig A. Berry <>
    Dan Kogai <>
    Doug MacEachern <>
    Gurusamy Sarathy <>
    H.Merijn Brand <>
    Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
    Mark Bixby
    Michael Stevens <>
    Mike Guy <>
    Nicholas Clark <>
    Peter J. Farley III <>
    Peter Prymmer <>
    Philip Newton <>
    Raphael Manfredi <>
    Robin Barker <>
    Radu Greab <>
    Tim Bunce <>
    Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <>

If I've missed you out, please accept my apologies, and e-mail your
patch to