#! /usr/bin/perl
# gettysburg.pl
# Copyright 2007 Christopher J. Madsen
# Example of using the Text::Wrapper module

use strict;
use Text::Wrapper ();

my $text = <<'EOT';
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this
continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the
proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war,   testing whether that nation
or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are
met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a
portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave
their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and
proper that we should do this.

But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we
cannot hallow this ground.  The brave men, living and dead who
struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or
detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say
here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the
living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they
who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us
to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from
these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which
they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly
resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation
under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of
the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the

# Merge it all into one line per paragraph:
$text =~ s/\n(?=\S)/ /g;
$text =~ s/\n /\n/g;

my $wrapper = Text::Wrapper->new(columns=>40);

print $text,"\n\n";

print $wrapper->wrap($text),"\n\n";

$wrapper->parStart('>  ');
$wrapper->bodyStart('   ');
print $wrapper->wrap($text),"\n\n";