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Re: [ID 19991119.003] chomp() can be confusing

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Larry Wall
November 19, 1999 16:03
Re: [ID 19991119.003] chomp() can be confusing
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Tom Christiansen writes:
: >When I said, "I talked to" I meant that.  I don't need the pointer - I know
: >how to handle it.  But I wind up answering questions from people who do
: >not.  In my experience most of them use chomp() so the confusion is
: >preventable.  (After all you expect chomp() to get rid of line endings,
: >right?)
: I expect chomp() to remove one and only one terminating instance of the
: precise string to which $/ has been set; no more, no less.  What were
: you expecting?

I expect people to expect Perl to do the right thing.


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