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format

Declare a picture format for use by the write function. For example:

format Something =
    Test: @<<<<<<<< @||||| @>>>>>
          $str,     $%,    '$' . int($num)
.

$str = "widget";
$num = $cost/$quantity;
$~ = 'Something';
write;

See perlform for many details and examples.