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NAME String::Trim - trim whitespace from your strings VERSION version 0.005 SYNOPSIS use String::Trim; print "Do it? "; trim(my $response = <>); print "'$response'\n"; DESCRIPTION "String::Trim" trims whitespace off your strings. chomp trims only $/ (typically, that's newline), but "trim" will trim all leading and trailing whitespace. FUNCTIONS 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); RATIONALE "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). AVAILABILITY 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. SOURCE 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>. CREDITS 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. AUTHORS * Mike Doherty <email@example.com> * Jeff Pinyan <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Rob Kinyon <email@example.com> * Αριστοτέλης Παγκαλτζής (Aristotle Pagaltzis) <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.