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NAME ^

Text::Elide - Perl module with simple "word" aware string truncating routine

VERSION ^

This document describes Text::Elide version 0.0.1

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Text::Elide qw( elide );
    # text is "testing testing"
    my $new_text = elide( $text, 11 );
    # new_text is "testing ..."

DESCRIPTION ^

This is a simple module that exports a single function - elide - which takes a string and a length and truncates the string to at most the length given. It does this is a way which is "word" aware, so that you always end up with a string that only has complete words, and the elipsis string is only inserted if there is room for it. A word here simply means non-whitespace (\S+). The default elipsis string is " ...". The only exception to the complete word condition is if there is only one word (i.e. no whitespace).

Here are some example inputs /outputs:

    elide( "testing testing testing", 15 );     # "testing testing",
    elide( "testing testing testing", 14 );     # "testing ...",
    elide( "testing testing", 11 );             # "testing ...",
    elide( "testing testing", 10 );             # "testing",
    elide( "testing testing", 9 );              # "testing",
    elide( "testing testing", 8 );              # "testing",
    elide( "testing testing", 7 );              # "testing",
    elide( "testing testing", 6 );              # "testin",

INTERFACE ^

elide( string, length )

This function return a string less than or equal to length, with appropriate truncation / elipsis.

DIAGNOSTICS ^

length must be a positive integer

This error will occur if you try to pass a length that evaluates in numeric context to a value less than or equal to zero.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT ^

Text::Elide requires no configuration files or environment variables.

DEPENDENCIES ^

Readonly, List::Util, Test::More

SEE ALSO ^

Text::Truncate, String::Truncate

INCOMPATIBILITIES ^

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-text-elide@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

TODO ^

Add an elipsis string parameter.

AUTHOR ^

Ave Wrigley <ave.wrigley@ave.wrigley.name>

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2005, Ave Wrigley <ave.wrigley@ave.wrigley.name>. All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENCE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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