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Re3: A real challenge

by bikeNomad (Priest)
on Jul 16, 2001 at 20:39 UTC ( #97079=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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You're making $key too long by a factor of 39. You want something more like this (where @encoded is the given byte array):

my $encodedString = pack('c*', @encoded); my $key = 'Copyright 2000 ActiveState Tool Corp.'; $key = $key x ( length($encodedString) / length($key) + 1); $key = substr($key, 0, length($encodedString)); print $key ^ $encodedString;

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Re: Re3: A real challenge
by larryk (Friar) on Jul 16, 2001 at 20:57 UTC
    I know - it's just so that the key can be any length without having to do the length X/length y + 1 thing all on one line :) I have to substr it anyway so what's a few bytes between system calls! I wouldn't have been so frivolous if I was getting the key from STDIN though!

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