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Scott Extending JavaScript Strings with Chomp using Prototypes

Chomp is that oh-so-fun function in Perl to bite off extra newlines from the end of a string. It can be useful to have chomp for JavaScript too, especially in cases such as reading input in textareas.

This time around, I’m going to take a quick look at how we can take the standalone JavaScript chomp function and make it even more accessible by extending JavaScript’s String object, which also gives us an excuse to try out the awesome prototype feature in JavaScript.

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Scott Chomp for JavaScript

In most programming languages, there exist certain simple and useful functions that people come to rely upon. From my days with Perl, chomp was one of those functions for me.

Given a string, chomp bit off all newline characters at the end of the string (and returned the number of newline characters it removed).

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