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IO::Lines(3pm)        User Contributed Perl Documentation       IO::Lines(3pm)



NAME
       IO::Lines - IO:: interface for reading/writing an array of lines

SYNOPSIS
           use IO::Lines;

           ### See IO::ScalarArray for details

DESCRIPTION
       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
       appropriately.

       See IO::ScalarArray for full usage and warnings.

VERSION
       $Id: Lines.pm,v 1.3 2005/02/10 21:21:53 dfs Exp $

AUTHORS
       Primary Maintainer

       David F. Skoll (dfs@roaringpenguin.com).

       Principal author

       Eryq (eryq@zeegee.com).  President, ZeeGee Software Inc
       (http://www.zeegee.com).

       Other contributors

       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.



perl v5.10.0                      2005-02-10                    IO::Lines(3pm)