Mark Overmeer


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 $obj-seek(1, 0)> to reset the object - VERY rare usage case

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


This module is part of Mail-Message distribution version 3.000, built on February 02, 2017.

Do not forget to read "Mail::Box-Overview", "Mail::Box-Cookbook", and "Mail::Box-Index". Examples are included in the Mail-Box distribution, directories 'examples' and 'scripts'.

Browseable manuals, papers, and other released material van be found at Website:

The central modules (in separate distributions) in the MailBox suite are: "Mail::Message", "Mail::Box", "Mail::Box::IMAP4", "Mail::Box::POP3", "Mail::Box::Parser::C", "Mail::Box::Dbx" (unpublished), "Mail::Transport", "Object::Realize::Later", and "User::Identity".

Please post questions or ideas to the author


Copyrights 2001-2017 by [Mark Overmeer]. For other contributors see ChangeLog.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See