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Re: CHAT: TECH: utf-8 in Perl comments

From:Paul Bennett <paul.w.bennett@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 11:05
On Wed, 03 Dec 2008 03:37:37 -0500, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>

> I wish there were a quote operator which took > its argument as a string, ignoring any leading > or trailing whitespace, pending correctly behaving > monowidth fonts.
You can always '$foo =~ s/\A \s* (.*?) \s* \z/$1/smx' right before printing (or doing whatever output you need to do). There's a slightly wordier sub that wraps that regex on pp 85-87 of _Perl Best Practices_ (which I heartily recommend) that discusses the various merits of various variations. Sorry, I haven't been following this thread, or the list, and I'm gearing up to do interviews today for Perl programmers ***, so my brain is elsewise right now. That and the supper happy fun time that is sporadic insomnia, which hit last night and which is ... well, super happy fun time. *** If "Smart and Gets Things Done" applies to you, and you're a LAMP person who can move to and work in central North Carolina, btw, drop me a line. Speaking of Perl ... IIRC Someone (Henrik?) made a compiler for sound change rules that took a rules file in and produced a Perl module as output. Where can I find that? -- Paul Using Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: