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PerlIO::scalar

Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (3)
Updated: 2001-09-21
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NAME

PerlIO::scalar - in-memory IO, scalar IO  

SYNOPSIS

   my $scalar = '';
   ...
   open my $fh, "<",  \$scalar or die;
   open my $fh, ">",  \$scalar or die;
   open my $fh, ">>", \$scalar or die;

or

   my $scalar = '';
   ...
   open my $fh, "<:scalar",  \$scalar or die;
   open my $fh, ">:scalar",  \$scalar or die;
   open my $fh, ">>:scalar", \$scalar or die;

 

DESCRIPTION

A filehandle is opened but the file operations are performed ``in-memory'' on a scalar variable. All the normal file operations can be performed on the handle. The scalar is considered a stream of bytes. Currently fileno($fh) returns "undef".  

IMPLEMENTATION NOTE

"PerlIO::scalar" only exists to use XSLoader to load C code that provides support for treating a scalar as an ``in memory'' file. One does not need to explicitly "use PerlIO::scalar".


 

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