Perl 6 Cookbook: Indenting Here Documents
You want to indent here documents so that it fits well with code, but need the indentation removed during processing.
Perl 6 lets you indent your here documents as much as you want, and then will remove any indentation up to the amount preceding the terminating string.
$var = qq:to/HERE_TARGET/; your text goes here HERE_TARGET
Since here document indentation will only be removed by the amount that the terminating string is indented, poetry is preserved.
$poem = qq:to/EVER_ON_AND_ON/; Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say. --Bilbo in /usr/src/perl/pp_ctl.c EVER_ON_AND_ON say "Here's your poem:\n\n$poem";