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P5lcfirst cpan:ELIZABETH last updated on 2020-11-11

P5lcfirst-0.0.9/

NAME

Raku port of Perl's lcfirst() / ucfirst() built-ins

SYNOPSIS

use P5lcfirst;

say lcfirst "FOOBAR"; # fOOBAR
with "ZIPPO" {
    say lcfirst;  # zIPPO
}

say ucfirst "foobar"; # Foobar
with "zippo" {
    say ucfirst;  # Zippo
}

DESCRIPTION

This module tries to mimic the behaviour of Perl's lcfirst and ucfirst built-ins as closely as possible in the Raku Programming Language.

ORIGINAL PERL 5 DOCUMENTATION

lcfirst EXPR
lcfirst Returns the value of EXPR with the first character lowercased.
        This is the internal function implementing the "\l" escape in
        double-quoted strings.

        If EXPR is omitted, uses $_.

        This function behaves the same way under various pragmata, such as
        in a locale, as "lc" does.

ucfirst EXPR
ucfirst Returns the value of EXPR with the first character in uppercase
        (titlecase in Unicode). This is the internal function implementing
        the "\u" escape in double-quoted strings.

        If EXPR is omitted, uses $_.

        This function behaves the same way under various pragma, such as
        in a locale, as "lc" does.

PORTING CAVEATS

In future language versions of Raku, it will become impossible to access the $_ variable of the caller's scope, because it will not have been marked as a dynamic variable. So please consider changing:

lcfirst;

to either:

lcfirst($_);

or, using the subroutine as a method syntax, with the prefix . shortcut to use that scope's $_ as the invocant:

.&lcfirst;

AUTHOR

Elizabeth Mattijsen [email protected]

Source can be located at: https://github.com/lizmat/P5lcfirst . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2018-2020 Elizabeth Mattijsen

Re-imagined from Perl as part of the CPAN Butterfly Plan.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.