Englishmodule). It returns the number of characters removed. It's often used to remove the newline from the end of an input record when you're worried that the final record may be missing its newline. When in paragraph mode (
$/ = ``''), it removes all trailing newlines from the string. If VARIABLE is omitted, it chomps $_ . Example:
You can actually chomp anything that's an lvalue, including an assignment:
If you chomp a list, each element is chomped, and the total number of characters removed is returned.