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 tiehandled 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.
Thanks to the following individuals for their invaluable contributions
(if Ive forgotten or misspelled your name, please email me!):
Morris M. Siegel,
for his $/ patch and the new getlines().
for the IO::Handle inheritance and automatic tie-ing.