How do I map any given function over a list of values?

Tags: elixir

I am splitting a string on a character and would like to trim the all the items in the resulting split. I would expect the following to work as String.trim/1 exists:

iex> "My delimited ! string of doom" |> String.split("!") |>
** (UndefinedFunctionError) function String.trim/0 is undefined or private. Did you mean one of:

  * trim/1
  * trim/2

(elixir) String.trim()

I receive an UndefinedFunctionError indicating the function String.trim/0 does not exist. What I want is easily accomplished with an anonymous function passed to

iex> "My delimited ! string of doom" |> String.split("!") |> (word) -> String.trim(word) end)
["My delimited", "string of doom"]

Does require an anonymous function as a second parameter? Is it possible to give my desired function as a parameter?


Though the answer by @theanh-le is definitely correct and perfectly answers your question, you don’t need a String#trim/1 here at all. String#split/3 accepts a regular expression:

By : mudasobwa

You need to use

By : TheAnh Le

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