NAME

String::Elide::Tiny - A very simple text truncating function, elide()

VERSION

This document describes version 0.002 of String::Elide::Tiny (from Perl distribution String-Elide-Tiny), released on 2019-09-11.

SYNOPSIS

 use String::Elide::Tiny qw(elide);

 # ruler:                                      0----5---10---15---20
 my $text =                                   "this is your brain";
 elide($text, 16);                       # -> "this is your ..."
 elide($text, 14);                       # -> "this is yo ..."

 # marker option:
 elide($text, 14, {marker=>"xxx"});      # -> "this is youxxx"

 # truncate option:
 elide($text, 14, {truncate=>"left"});   # -> "... your brain"
 elide($text, 14, {truncate=>"middle"}); # -> "this ... brain"
 elide($text, 14, {truncate=>"ends"});   # -> "...is your ..."

DESCRIPTION

This module offers "elide"() function that is very simple; it's not word-aware. It has options to choose marker or to select side(s) to truncate.

FUNCTIONS

elide

Usage:

 my $truncated = elide($str, $max_len [ , \%opts ])

Elide a string with " ..." if length exceeds $max_len.

Known options:

  • truncate

    String, either right, left, middle, ends.

  • marker

    String. Default: "...".

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/String-Elide-Tiny.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-String-Elide-Tiny.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=String-Elide-Tiny

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

SEE ALSO

Text::Elide is also quite simple and elides at word boundaries, but it's not tiny enough.

Text::Truncate is tiny enough, but does not support truncating at the left/both ends.

String::Elide::Parts can elide at different points of the string.

String::Truncate has similar interface like String::Elide::Parts and has some options. But it's not tiny: it has a couple of non-core dependencies.

String::Elide::Lines is based on this module but works on a line-basis.

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2019 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.