Search::Dict(3) Perl Programmers Reference Guide Search::Dict(3)
Search::Dict, look - search for key in dictionary file
look *FILEHANDLE, $key, $dict, $fold;
look *FILEHANDLE, $params;
Sets file position in FILEHANDLE to be first line greater than or equal
(stringwise) to $key. Returns the new file position, or -1 if an error
The flags specify dictionary order and case folding:
If $dict is true, search by dictionary order (ignore anything but word
characters and whitespace). The default is honour all characters.
If $fold is true, ignore case. The default is to honour case.
If there are only three arguments and the third argument is a hash ref-
erence, the keys of that hash can have values "dict", "fold", and
"comp" or "xfrm" (see below), and their correponding values will be
used as the parameters.
If a comparison subroutine (comp) is defined, it must return less than
zero, zero, or greater than zero, if the first comparand is less than,
equal, or greater than the second comparand.
If a transformation subroutine (xfrm) is defined, its value is used to
transform the lines read from the filehandle before their comparison.
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