Provided by: libstring-trim-perl_0.005-1_all
String::Trim - trim whitespace from your strings
use String::Trim; print "Do it? "; trim(my $response = <>); print "'$response'\n";
"String::Trim" trims whitespace off your strings. chomp trims only $/ (typically, that's newline), but "trim" will trim all leading and trailing whitespace.
trim Returns the string with all leading and trailing whitespace removed. Trimming undef gives you undef. Alternatively, you can trim in-place. my $var = ' my string '; my $trimmed = trim($var); # OR trim($var); "trim" also knows how to trim an array or arrayref: my @to_trim = (' one ', ' two ', ' three '); my @trimmed = trim(@to_trim); # OR trim(@to_trim); # OR my $trimmed = trim(\@to_trim); # OR trim(\@to_trim);
"trim" is often used by beginners, who may not understand how to spin their own. While String::Util does have a "trim" function, it depends on Debug::ShowStuff, which depends on Taint, which fails the test suite, and doesn't appear to be maintained. This module installs, is actively maintained, and has no non-core dependencies. Other options include Text::Trim and String::Strip (which is implemented in XS, and is therefore likely to be very fast, but requires a C compiler).
The latest version of this module is available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). Visit <http://www.perl.com/CPAN/> to find a CPAN site near you, or see <http://search.cpan.org/dist/String-Trim/>. The development version lives at <http://github.com/doherty/String-Trim> and may be cloned from <git://github.com/doherty/String-Trim.git>. Instead of sending patches, please fork this project using the standard git and github infrastructure.
The development version is on github at <http://github.com/doherty/String-Trim> and may be cloned from <git://github.com/doherty/String-Trim.git>
BUGS AND LIMITATIONS
No bugs have been reported. Please report any bugs or feature requests through the web interface at <https://github.com/doherty/String-Trim/issues>.
This module was inspired by code at <http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=36684> written by japhy (Jeff Pinyan), dragonchild, and Aristotle. This Perl module was written by Mike Doherty.
· Mike Doherty <firstname.lastname@example.org> · Jeff Pinyan <email@example.com> · Rob Kinyon <firstname.lastname@example.org> · Αριστοτέλης Παγκαλτζής (Aristotle Pagaltzis) <email@example.com>
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
This software is copyright (c) 2010 by Mike Doherty. This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.