NAME

Text::Chomp - a module implementing a portable chomp.

SYNOPSIS

    use strict;
    use warnings;
    use Text::Chomp;

    open FILE, "file.dat"
        or die "Unable to open file:  $!";

    while (<FILE>) {
        # Strip off any end of line character, not just $/
        my $line = tchomp $_;
        ...
    }

    close FILE;

DESCRIPTION

Text::Chomp implements a single function, tchomp, which will remove all known (by me, at least) line separators. chomp() works only on the value in $/, which can be difficult if working in multi-platform environments.

EXPORTS

tchomp() is the only function exported. Attempts to export other functions will cause the module to fail to load.

FUNCTIONS

tchomp $text

This function removes the end of line character from a line of text and returns the text. Line separators currently handled include:

\n - line feed
\r\n - carriage return/line feed
\r - carriage return
\f - form feed
\x{2028} - Unicode line separator
\x{2029} - Unicode page separator

TODO

Precompile the regular expression used for speed, and so that it can be accessed for split().

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-text-chomp@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Original inspiration came from an ancient perlbug http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Ticket/Display.html?id=1807. #p5p provided some additional ideas regarding the Unicode (and a suggested name of Ch::omp). Finally, the "Perl Cookbook" had information on how to match the Unicode line and page separators.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2004 Steve Peters, All Rights Reserved.

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