Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3)
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. "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
See IO::ScalarArray for full usage and warnings.
Lines.pm,v 1.3 2005/02/10 21:21:53 dfs Exp $
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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.