abbrev - create an abbreviation table from a list
abbrev $hashref, LIST
Stores all unambiguous truncations of each element of
LIST as keys key in the associative array referenced
$hashref. The values are the original list elements.
$hashref = abbrev qw(list edit send abort gripe);
%hash = abbrev qw(list edit send abort gripe);
abbrev $hashref, qw(list edit send abort gripe);
abbrev(*hash, qw(list edit send abort gripe));
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