[Melbourne-pm] recovering memory used in IO::String or similar

Malcolm Herbert melbourne-pm at mjch.net
Fri Sep 10 15:03:25 PDT 2010

Sent again from the correct address ...

On Sat, 11 Sep 2010 07:23 +1000, "Malcolm Herbert" <mjch at mjch.net>
> I want to be able to use an IO::String file handle interface in order to
> interact with one particular class, however I don't want all the data I
> shove into the string to remain hanging around but be able to be retired
> without closing and re-opening the handle - is there a way to do this?
> I have tried to resize the underlying tied variable with substr and
> remove the aging data that way however this seems to remove the
> association with the original tied variable ... plus leads to problems if
> the class I'm using keeps internal state about the handle ...
> Regards,
> Malcolm

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