|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re^8: Bug in Sort::Fields?by cmv (Chaplain)
|on Jul 20, 2010 at 20:52 UTC||Need Help??|
Ah, I think we both have different definitions of fields.
Your definition (please correct if I'm wrong) is whatever comes out of the split that is currently implemented in Sort::Fields. In perl terms it would be the output from:
Using your definition, there are 4 fields here (list indices 0..3)
My definition is what a user of Sort::Fields would naturally count as a field (ignoring initial whitespace), before its musty innards get hold of it. In perl terms, this would be along the lines of:
Using my definition, there are 3 fields here (list indices 0..2)
I claim that Sort::Fields already will ignore leading whitespace in any field (my definition) except field 1. When there exists leading whitespace in what I call field 1, the currently implemented split in Sort::Fields will return a null for field 1 (your definition).
Is this a good description of the situation?