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

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Nick Ing-Simmons
November 21, 1999 13:33
Re: [ID 19991119.003] chomp() can be confusing
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Tom Christiansen <> writes:
>>: 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.
>And that would be what, sniff around the stdio buffer the first time you
>play with it and figure out what it smells like?

That is far from daft. sv_gets() (the internals of readline) would know 
what it had used to find the end of the line. It could leave the 
information around for chomp to use.

But the "right thing" is 
just to return \n as a logical newline however it was represented in the 
buffer (unless in binmode of course). Then chomp'ing \n is fine.

Nick Ing-Simmons

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