IO::Lines

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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. "tiehandle" capable 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 $  

AUTHOR

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

CONTRIBUTORS

Dianne Skoll (dfs@roaringpenguin.com).  

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright (c) 1997 Erik (Eryq) Dorfman, ZeeGee Software, Inc. All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


 

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