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perlfunc:format

by gods
on Aug 24, 1999 at 22:43 UTC ( #345=perlfunc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

format

See the current Perl documentation for format.

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:


format - declare a picture format with use by the write() function



format



Declare a picture format for use by the write() function. For example:

    format Something =
        Test: @<<<<<<<< @||||| @>>>>>
              $str,     $%,    '$' . int($num)
    .

    $str = "widget";
    $num = $cost/$quantity;
    $~ = 'Something';
    write;

See the perlform manpage for many details and examples.


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