[Israel.pm] A question of style - print()

Gaal Yahas gaal at forum2.org
Wed Oct 19 05:06:26 PDT 2005

On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 01:36:33PM +0200, Madani, Srikanth, VF-DE wrote:
> I guess the only case where this construct will not be the optimal one
> is when I wish to print text on a single line on STDOUT (or whereever),
> but this text is wrapped inside the script (because of identation, Perl
> keywords like print etc.) and I would like to format it better. Here's
> an example of code, where my desired on-screen output is:
> ./temp.pl generates a version specific core domain change report from
> the appropriate synchronization log file.
> (It fits all on one line)

You may want to replace "print" with a wrapper that removes whitespace
and reformats the output to the correct width (something like the unix
command fmt maybe?). Then you can call my_print << "..." and be happy.

> I wasn't able to try the Perl 6 example.

There are easy ways to install pugs and run Perl 6 today:

* Windows: PxPerl <http://pxperl.com/>
* Debian: apt-get install pugs
* Gentoo: emerge pugs

This is not likely to be useful in a production environment yet, but is
very nice if you want to play around and get a sneak peek.

Gaal Yahas <gaal at forum2.org>

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