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

Thanks, theAcolyte!

Ran your code. I think you need to add a space here:

$clipped .= $_; # orginal $clipped .= "$_ "; # changed
With your code, when I passed the sub a string such as "this is a very long sentence without spaces in between", it gets transformed to "thisisaverylongsentencewithout" i.e. the original spaces were gone.

cheers