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Mail::Box::Tie(3pm)   User Contributed Perl Documentation  Mail::Box::Tie(3pm)



NAME
       Mail::Box::Tie - access an existing message-folder as an array or hash

INHERITANCE
SYNOPSIS
       As an array:

        use Mail::Box::Tie;
        tie my(@inbox), Mail::Box::Tie::ARRAY => $folder;
        tie my(@inbox), Mail::Box::Tie => $folder;    # deprecated
        print $inbox[3];

       or as hash:

        tie my(%inbox), Mail::Box::Tie::HASH => $folder;
        tie my(%inbox), Mail::Box::Tie => $folder;    # deprecated
        print $inbox{'<12379.124879ATexample.com>'};

DESCRIPTION
       The use of "Mail::Box::Tie" is deprecated, because it is succeeded by
       two separate modules: Mail::Box::Tie::ARRAY and Mail::Box::Tie::HASH.
       However, this module still works.

       Folders certainly look like an array of messages, so why not just
       access them as one?  Or, the order is not important, but the message-
       ids are (give relations): why not access them from a hash based on this
       message-id?  Programs using one of these ties will look simpler than
       programs using the more traditional method calls.

METHODS
SEE ALSO
       This module is part of Mail-Box distribution version 2.082, built on
       April 28, 2008. Website: http://perl.overmeer.net/mailbox/

LICENSE
       Copyrights 2001-2008 by Mark Overmeer. For other contributors see
       ChangeLog.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.  See
       http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html



perl v5.10.0                      2008-04-28               Mail::Box::Tie(3pm)