Thierry Vignaud > MDK-Common > MDK::Common::String

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NAME ^

MDK::Common::String - formatting functions

SYNOPSIS ^

    use MDK::Common::String qw(:all);

EXPORTS ^

bestMatchSentence(STRING, LIST)

finds in the list the best corresponding string

formatList(INT, LIST)

if the list size is bigger than INT, replace the remaining elements with "...".

formatList(3, qw(a b c d e)) # => "a, b, c, ..."

formatError(STRING)

the string is something like "error at foo.pl line 2" that you get when catching an exception. formatError will remove the "at ..." so that you can nicely display the returned string to the user

formatTimeRaw(TIME)

the TIME is an epoch as returned by time, the formatted time looks like "23:59:00"

formatLines(STRING)

remove "\n"s when the next line doesn't start with a space. Otherwise keep "\n"s to keep the indentation.

formatAlaTeX(STRING)

handle carriage return just like LaTeX: merge lines that are not separated by an empty line

begins_with(STRING, STRING)

return true if first argument begins with the second argument. Use this instead of regexps if you don't want regexps.

begins_with("hello world", "hello") # => 1

warp_text(STRING, INT)

return a list of lines which do not exceed INT characters (or a string in scalar context)

warp_text(STRING)

warp_text at a default width (80)

SEE ALSO ^

MDK::Common

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