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Perl-based open notation for data module


Data::Pond is concerned with representing data structures in a textual notation known as "Pond" (Perl-based open notation for data). The notation is a strict subset of Perl expression syntax, but is intended to have language-independent use. It is similar in spirit to JSON, which is based on JavaScript, but Pond represents fewer data types directly.

The data that can be represented in Pond consist of strings (of characters), arrays, and string-keyed hashes. Arrays and hashes can recursively (but not cyclically) contain any of these kinds of data. This does not cover the full range of data types that Perl or other languages can handle, but is intended to be a limited, fixed repertoire of data types that many languages can readily process. It is intended that more complex data can be represented using these basic types. The arrays and hashes provide structuring facilities (ordered and unordered collections, respectively), and strings are a convenient way to represent atomic data.

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