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Re^2: Mystery! Logical explanation or just Satan's work?
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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?
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Write my GUIs with Perl
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