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What's bad about this? Sure, there are other ways to do it, but it doesn't seem particularly egregious to me. For those following along at home, here are some other ways:

$default_title =~ s/(.{50}).*/$1/; $default_title =~ s/./$ctr++<50?$&:""/ge; $default_title = pack "A50", $default_title; $default_title = join "", (split //, $default_title)[0..50];

Personally, I like the original much better than these alternatives. The only other way that I would possibly use is:

substr($default_title, 50) = "";

But substr as an lvalue is not something everyone knows about, so it's not clearly the best option.


In reply to Re^2: Pearls (not really) of Perl programming by revdiablo
in thread Pearls (not really) of Perl programming by PetaMem

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