String::Trim - trim whitespace from your strings
use String::Trim; print "Do it? "; trim(my $response = <>); print "'$response'\n";
String::Trim trims whitespace off your strings. chomp trims only
$/ (typically, that's newline), but
trim will trim all leading and trailing whitespace.
Returns the string with all leading and trailing whitespace removed. Trimming undef gives you undef. Alternatively, you can trim in-place.
my $var = ' my string '; my $trimmed = trim($var); # OR trim($var);
trim also knows how to trim an array or arrayref:
my @to_trim = (' one ', ' two ', ' three '); my @trimmed = trim(@to_trim); # OR trim(@to_trim); # OR my $trimmed = trim(\@to_trim); # OR trim(\@to_trim);
trim is often used by beginners, who may not understand how to spin their own. While String::Util does have a
trim function, it depends on Debug::ShowStuff, which depends on Taint, which fails the test suite, and doesn't appear to be maintained. This module installs, is actively maintained, and has no non-core dependencies.
The latest version of this module is available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). Visit http://www.perl.com/CPAN/ to find a CPAN site near you, or see http://search.cpan.org/dist/String-Trim/.
The development version lives at http://github.com/doherty/String-Trim and may be cloned from git://github.com/doherty/String-Trim.git. Instead of sending patches, please fork this project using the standard git and github infrastructure.
No bugs have been reported.
Please report any bugs or feature requests through the web interface at https://github.com/doherty/String-Trim/issues.
This module was inspired by code at http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=36684 written by japhy (Jeff Pinyan), dragonchild, and Aristotle. This Perl module was written by Mike Doherty.
This software is copyright (c) 2010 by Mike Doherty.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.