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Felipe Gasper
February 24, 2022 15:50
Re: trim vs trimmed revisited
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> On Feb 24, 2022, at 10:38, Paul LeoNerd Evans <> wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Feb 2022 10:06:41 -0500
> Felipe Gasper <> wrote:
>>> On Feb 24, 2022, at 06:36, Paul LeoNerd Evans
>>> <> wrote:
>>> Given I think we are now all agreed that mutate-in-place is a
>>> terrible idea, I don't think this naming distinction needs to
>>> remain.  
>> What gives you this impression?
>> The rationale for in-place modification was/is consistency with
>> existing built-ins, esp. chomp. AFAICT that hasn’t changed.
> chop and chomp are already well-acknolwedged as being extreme oddballs
> in perl. Nothing else works quite like them

substr modifies in-place, too. But the examples of uc et al. are also worth considering.

I wasn’t the one who raised the concern with consistency. (IIRC it was Rik/PSC?) I was more just representing an opinion that has been given weight heretofore.


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