DBI Utility Functions

These functions are invoked as DBI::func_name(), rather than as DBI->func_name().

  • @bool = DBI::looks_like_number (@array);

    Takes alist of values and returns an array with one member for each element of the list. Each member indicates whether the corresponding argument looks like a number: true if it does, false if it doesn't, and undef if the argument is undefined or empty.

  • $str = DBI::neat ($value [, $maxlen]);

    Returns a string containing a nicely formatted representation of the $value argument. Strings are quoted; numbers are not. (But note that quoted numbers are considered to be strings.) Undefined values are reported as undef, and unprintable characters are reported as '.'.

    The $maxlen argument controls the maximum length ...

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