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NAMEIO::Lines - IO:: interface for reading/writing an array of lines
use IO::Lines; ### See IO::ScalarArray for details
DESCRIPTIONThis 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 $
Primary MaintainerDianne Skoll (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Principal authorEryq (email@example.com). President, ZeeGee Software Inc (www.zeegee.com).
Other contributorsThanks 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.