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Re: breaking long lines in my code

by Parham (Friar)
on Feb 08, 2002 at 05:07 UTC ( #144039=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to breaking long lines in my code

i think the concatination method is the most elegant.
print "this is line 1, " . "this is line 2, " . "this is line 3";
would print: this is line 1, this is line 2, this is line 3 all on one single line. It breaks down your code very well without messing up your output.

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Re: Re: breaking long lines in my code
by RSevrinsky (Scribe) on Feb 10, 2002 at 12:50 UTC
    I agree that concatenation is the best way to go (to handle scalars as well as prints, CGI.pm parameters, etc.). I found that, to get emacs to indent properly in circumstances like this, it worked best to surround the entire string in a NOP function call:

    print nop("this is line 1, " . "this is line 2, " . "this is line 3");

    In this case, nop() is as simple as it looks:

    sub nop { return join("", @_) }

    If anyone has a better way of handling the auto-indenting problem, I'm open to it.

    - Richie

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