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PerlIO::scalar(3pm)					 Perl Programmers Reference Guide				       PerlIO::scalar(3pm)

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 -1. 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". perl v5.16.2 2012-10-25 PerlIO::scalar(3pm)

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Glib::Flags(3)						User Contributed Perl Documentation					    Glib::Flags(3)

NAME
Glib::Flags DESCRIPTION
Glib maps flag and enum values to the nicknames strings provided by the underlying C libraries. Representing flags this way in Perl is an interesting problem, which Glib solves by using some cool overloaded operators. The functions described here actually do the work of those overloaded operators. See the description of the flags operators in the "This Is Now That" section of Glib for more info. HIERARCHY
Glib::Flags METHODS
scalar = $class->new ($a) o $a (scalar) Create a new flags object with given bits. This is for use from a subclass, it's not possible to create a "Glib::Flags" object as such. For example, my $f1 = Glib::ParamFlags->new ('readable'); my $f2 = Glib::ParamFlags->new (['readable','writable']); An object like this can then be used with the overloaded operators. scalar = $a->all ($b, $swap) o $b (scalar) o $swap (scalar) ref = $a->as_arrayref integer = $a->bool ($b, $swap) o $b (scalar) o $swap (integer) integer = $a->eq ($b, $swap) o $b (scalar) o $swap (integer) integer = $a->ge ($b, $swap) o $b (scalar) o $swap (integer) scalar = $a->intersect ($b, $swap) o $b (scalar) o $swap (scalar) integer = $a->ne ($b, $swap) o $b (scalar) o $swap (integer) scalar = $a->sub ($b, $swap) o $b (scalar) o $swap (scalar) scalar = $a->union ($b, $swap) o $b (scalar) o $swap (scalar) scalar = $a->xor ($b, $swap) o $b (scalar) o $swap (scalar) SEE ALSO
Glib COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2003-2009 by the gtk2-perl team. This software is licensed under the LGPL. See Glib for a full notice. perl v5.12.1 2010-07-05 Glib::Flags(3)
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