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Re: Reading from and writing to scalar

From: Tony Cook (
Date: Wed 31 Oct 2001 - 11:50:43 UTC

(Please keep the imager-devel CC)

On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Lawrenty Novitsky wrote:

> Hello imager-devel,
> "this is usefull if your data originates from
> somewhere else than a filesystem such as a database over a
> DBI connection."
> It would be really useful.
> The only given code example in the Imager documentation of reading from scalar
> fails to work on my system( linux red hat 7.0, perl 5.6, Imager 0.38).
> Perfectly works w/ files, but i need to store images in db.

Were you doing this with a GIF image?

GIFs are the only type of image you can read from with Imager 0.38, and
that requires giflib or ungiflib 4.0, since giflib 3 doesn't support

> Maybe i do something in a wrong way? Or this is Imager problem?

I'd be suprised if Arnar didn't add this to 0.39.

(He was talking about it this morning.)