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B. Estrade
March 27, 2021 01:04
Re: Let's talk about trim() so more
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On 3/26/21 7:58 PM, Christian Walde wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Mar 2021 01:53:54 +0100, B. Estrade <> wrote:
>> At the end of the day, it seems to me that the real motivation for 
>> this is to eliminate this idiom:
>> chomp($foo);
>> $foo =~ s/^ *//g; # or however YOU do it
> Nope, the motivation is to replace this:
> $a =~ s/^\s+//; $a =~ s/\s+$//;
> Which is like 1600+ times on cpan. 

Okay; well in this case my personal preference is to see a trim that 
misbehaves as chomp does; even if it trims both sides. That boils down 
to affecting the value in-place - or rather not introducing another 
special case of explicit string manipulation that behaves differently 
than one the one provided; the rest remaining on that crusty old regex 

> That said, i also recommend asking the author, Scott, for his 
> motivation. :)

Okay, Scott? Inquiring minds would like to know :)

Thank you,


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