IO::Lines(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation IO::Lines(3pm)
IO::Lines - IO:: interface for reading/writing an array of lines
### See IO::ScalarArray for details
This class implements objects which behave just like FileHandle (or
IO::Handle) objects, except that you may use them to write to (or read
from) an array of lines. They can be tiehandle'd as well.
This is a subclass of IO::ScalarArray in which the underlying array has
its data stored in a line-oriented-format: that is, every element ends
in a "\n", with the possible exception of the final element. This
makes "getline()" much more efficient; if you plan to do line-oriented
reading/printing, you want this class.
The "print()" method will enforce this rule, so you can print arbitrary
data to the line-array: it will break the data at newlines
See IO::ScalarArray for full usage and warnings.
$Id: Lines.pm,v 1.3 2005/02/10 21:21:53 dfs Exp $
David F. Skoll (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Eryq (email@example.com). President, ZeeGee Software Inc
Thanks to the following individuals for their invaluable contributions
(if I've forgotten or misspelled your name, please email me!):
Morris M. Siegel, for his $/ patch and the new "getlines()".
Doug Wilson, for the IO::Handle inheritance and automatic tie-ing.
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