our $DATE = '2016-12-16'; # DATE
our $VERSION = '0.001'; # VERSION

use strict;
use warnings;
use Getopt::Long;

# ABSTRACT: Like seq, but with Perl extras
# PODNAME: seq-pl

my %Opts = (
    separator => "\n",
    format => undef,
    equal_width => 0,
Getopt::Long::Configure('bundling', 'no_ignore_case',
                        # because we want to allow negative numbers without error
    'help|h|?' => sub {
        print <<'_';
Usage: seq-pl [options] <start> <end>
       seq-pl --help, -h, -?
       seq-pl --version, -v

  --format=s, -f
  --equal-width, -w
  --separator=s, -s

        exit 0;
    'version|v' => sub {
        no warnings 'once';
        print "seq-pl version ", ($main::VERSION || "dev"),
            ($main::DATE ? " ($main::DATE)" : ""), "\n";
        exit 0;
    'format|f=s' => \$Opts{format},
    'equal-width|w' => \$Opts{equal_width},
    'separator|s=s' => \$Opts{separator},

my $re_num = qr/\A-?\d+(\.\d+)?\z/;

@ARGV == 2 or die "seq-pl: Please specify start and end\n";
my ($start, $end) = @ARGV;
my $is_numeric = $start =~ $re_num && $end =~ $re_num;
my $format;
for my $x ($start .. $end) {
    unless (defined $format) {
        $format = $Opts{format};
        if (!defined $format && $Opts{equal_width}) {
            $format = "%0".(length($start) > length($end) ? length($start) : length($end)).
                ($is_numeric ? "d" : "s");
        if (!defined $format) {
            $format = "%s";
    printf "${format}%s", $x, $Opts{separator};



=encoding UTF-8

=head1 NAME

seq-pl - Like seq, but with Perl extras

=head1 VERSION

This document describes version 0.001 of seq-pl (from Perl distribution App-seq-pl), released on 2016-12-16.


Create numbers from 1 to 10:

 % seq-pl 1 10

Create numbers from 01 to 10, no need to format as Perl will DWIM:

 % seq-pl 01 10

Create hexadecimal numbers from 0x001 to 0x01e:

 % seq-pl 1 31 -f "0x%03x"

Create letters from a to z:

 % seq-pl a z

This I often do to put things under an alphabet series of folders:

 % mkdir 0 `seq-pl a z`

Create letters from aa to bz:

 % seq-pl aa bz


This variant of B<seq> uses Perl's autoincrement feature to create sequence,
e.g. 0..10 or "01".."10", or "a".."z". The formatting also uses Perl's
C<sprintf()> for more flexibility.

=head1 OPTIONS

=head2 --format=s, -f

=head2 --separator=s, -s

=head2 --equal-width, -w

=head2 --help, -h, -?

=head2 --version


Please visit the project's homepage at L<https://metacpan.org/release/App-seq-pl>.

=head1 SOURCE

Source repository is at L<https://github.com/perlancar/perl-App-seq-pl>.

=head1 BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website L<https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=App-seq-pl>

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

=head1 SEE ALSO

B<seq>, the Unix utility.

Other seq variants or themes I've written: L<dateseq> (from L<App::dateseq>)
which can generate date sequences, including infinite ones, L<seq-pericmd> (from
L<App::SeqPericmd>) which lets you customize increment/step (e.g. 0.5) or limit
the number of items.

=head1 AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>


This software is copyright (c) 2016 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.