----- Original Message ----

> From: Larry Wall <la...@wall.org>

> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 05:04:50AM -0800, Ovid wrote:
> : ...the trivial $string.trim and trim($string) case.
> Hmm, I'd think .trim should work like .chomp, and return the trimmed
> string without changing the original.  You'd use $str.=trim to do it
> in place.

In the pir, doesn't the "s = self" line copy self, thus ensuring that I'm 
changing "s" and not "self"?  Or do I need "s = clone self" (or however it's 

> Can't say I really like the negated options though.  They smell funny.

Agreed, but ltrim and rtrim will disappoint Israelis and dyslexics alike.  
Suggestions welcome as I can't think of anything better.

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