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Re^3: excelPerl V0.12 released

by lupey (Monk)
on Oct 24, 2007 at 12:10 UTC ( #646875=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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[1nickt]: Good morning Monks and Monkettes!
[1nickt]: I have encountered a small code snippet I can not decipher: if ($?) { my $status = $? >> 8; ... }
[1nickt]: Hm, found the doc
[hippo]: >> is the bitwise shift, essentially divides the result by 256.
[haukex]: $? and system - the exit code of a process is stored in the upper bits of $?, so >> 8 does a bit shift to get at it
[hippo]: (truncating)

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