There is nothing strange. The following altered
code demonstrates that your $c variable contains
13 chars , which you want displayed within
11 space holders (1+10). Two chars werer
choped, as per your request .
format STDOUT =
$a, $b, $c
$a = "a";
$b = "b";
$c = "c .bc";
print 'len=',length $c;
Produces this output:
a b c .END
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