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Re: 3 questions... 2 about newlines, and one on how to be NICEby Mago (Parson)
|on Jan 10, 2005 at 20:43 UTC||Need Help??|
If VARIABLE is a hash, it chomps the hash's values, but not its keys.
You can actually chomp anything that's an lvalue, including an assignment:
If you chomp a list, each element is chomped, and the total number of characters removed is returned.
If the encoding pragma is in scope then the lengths returned are calculated from the length of $/ in Unicode characters, which is not always the same as the length of $/ in the native encoding.
Note that parentheses are necessary when you're chomping anything that is not a simple variable. This is because chomp $cwd = `pwd`; is interpreted as (chomp $cwd) = `pwd`;, rather than as chomp( $cwd = `pwd` ) which you might expect. Similarly, chomp $a, $b is interpreted as chomp($a), $b rather than as chomp($a, $b).