man 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 IO::Scalar replacement - >20x improvement in getline(s)()


You cannot modify the original reference between calls unless you CW$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 2.063. 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.