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Yuki Kimoto
November 25, 2020 23:33
Re: Looking for someone to adopt adding trim() to core
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> To give some concrete numbers, this (quickly googled) blog post indicates
trim is the #13 php function in many open source projects

I understand how often it is used in PHP.

If Perl is used in web development, I feel it will be similar in frequency.

Not as often as say, but quite high.

By the way,

I think trim has several use cases.

- first blanks of ASCII
- last blanks of ASCII
- first and last blanks of ASCII
- first blanks of Unicode
- last blanks of Unicode
- first and last blanks of Unicode

Personally, I think it's a good idea to add six functions in other

If we want to trim easily without writing regular expressions or argument
options, it's a good idea to have multiple functions.

What reason is only one trim feature is the best?

As a Perl user, I don't want to split functions like this, so I feel like
I'm using regular expressions.

On the other hand, regular expressions cannot be searched, and I think
functions are kind because beginners can search by search engines.

2020年11月25日(水) 19:35 Christian Walde <>:

> On Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:18:36 +0100, Konovalov, Vadim <
>> wrote:
> I am against trim going directly to main package, but no problem for me
> into separate package
> Also I do not see why you’re insisting that trim is going to be used often.
> No, it isn’t!
> I already explained elsewhere in this thread why Yves' concerns do not
> apply to trim specifically and why the suggestion of redress is problematic
> as well as what questions are open about it. As such your opinion is noted,
> but does not add anything new whatsoever.
> Further, just going "No, it isn’t!" without providing any arguments adds
> nothing to the conversation either.
> I provided multi-disciplinary evidence that people desire the
> functionality in this and other languages to a degree comparable to `say`.
> If you don't understand it, feel free to ask questions, but invalidating it
> via "no u"?
> That ain't it, chief.

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