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Re^2: In search of a better way to trim string

by kiat (Vicar)
on Jul 19, 2004 at 11:30 UTC ( #375522=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: In search of a better way to trim string
in thread In search of a better way to trim string

Maybe just add a line to return the string when its length is shorter than the desired length. Otherwise, with a string like "this is a very long sentence", you get "this is a very long ..." instead of "this is a very long sentence".

Thanks and cheers :)


Comment on Re^2: In search of a better way to trim string
Re^3: In search of a better way to trim string
by Jasper (Chaplain) on Jul 19, 2004 at 12:20 UTC
    Yes, sorry about that. I'm sure there's a one character change that makes the regex not match when it's shorter than $length, but a) I can't see it immediately, b) that's just stupid golfing.

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