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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I don't really have a good name for your module, but I'm going to put an image in your head, the image I see when I read about your intentions and cut out all the fluff.

    What you would appear to be wanting to do, is to find an as small as possible character set that contains every single character in your text. That appears to be related to finding a minimum size geometric shape that contains every vertex in a set. Terms that spring to mind are minimal enclosing circle [google.com] or rectangle [google.com] — the latter is also known as bounding box [wikipedia.org].

    It's up to you to distill a proper name out of this, but I'm somewhat thinking in the direction of "Minimal Enclosing Charset". Heh.