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Re^2: Mystery! Logical explanation or just Satan's work?
in thread Mystery! Logical explanation or just Satan's work?
FWIW, perlpacktut sections
How to Eat an Egg on a Net,
and String Lengths, Counting Repetitions, address this scenario
Well kinda. But notes like this just confuse things. It seems to suggest the opposite of reality.
Note that this is one of the rare cases where you cannot use the same template for pack and unpack because pack can't determine a repeat count for a () -group.
The start of some sanity?
Use two parentheses: (Like this: :) )
Use one parenthesis: (Like this: :)
Reverse direction of the smiley: (Like this: (: )
Use angle/square brackets instead of parentheses
Use C-style commenting to set the smiley off from the closing parenthesis
Make the smiley a dunce: (:>
I disapprove of emoticons
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