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To be clear.

Programing Perl describes chomp as "This function (normally) deletes a trailing newline from the end of a string contained in a variable. This is a slightly safer version of chop"

chop itself is "This function chops off the last character of a string variable and returns the character chopped."

IOW, chop does what it means, it chops off the end. chomp is a very similar one, that only (before version 5.6) chops off ^M

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In reply to Re^2: Etymology of chomp? by chacham
in thread Etymology of chomp? by tankee

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