Mail::Box::Tie(3) access an existing message-folder as an array or hash


As an array:

use Mail::Box::Tie;
tie my(@inbox), Mail::Box::Tie::ARRAY => $folder;
tie my(@inbox), Mail::Box::Tie => $folder; # deprecated
print $inbox[3];

or as hash:

 tie my(%inbox), Mail::Box::Tie::HASH => $folder;
 tie my(%inbox), Mail::Box::Tie => $folder;    # deprecated
 print $inbox{'<[email protected]>'};


The use of "Mail::Box::Tie" is deprecated, because it is succeeded by two separate modules: Mail::Box::Tie::ARRAY and Mail::Box::Tie::HASH. However, this module still works.

Folders certainly look like an array of messages, so why not just access them as one? Or, the order is not important, but the message-ids are (give relations): why not access them from a hash based on this message-id? Programs using one of these ties will look simpler than programs using the more traditional method calls.



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