Mail::Box::FastScalar - fast alternative to IO::Scalar


Mail::Box::FastScalar - fast alternative to IO::Scalar


Contributed by ``Todd Richmond'' ( This package should be released as separate package, but till then is incorporated in the Mail::Box module.

Extremely fast the IO::Scalar manpage replacement - >20x improvement in getline(s)()


You cannot modify the original reference between calls unless you $obj-seek(1, 0)> to reset the object - VERY rare usage case

$/ must be undef or string - ``'' and \scalar unimplemented


See the MailBox website at for more details.


Distribution version 2.059. Written by Mark Overmeer ( See the ChangeLog for other contributors.

Copyright (c) 2001-2003 by the author(s). All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

 Mail::Box::FastScalar - fast alternative to IO::Scalar