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Digest::CRC hexdigest not working?

by morphyno (Initiate)
on Dec 20, 2012 at 22:28 UTC ( #1009811=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
morphyno has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am working to perform CRC32 on some HEX variables. From the website CRC32 for 50020301 (input type HEX) is 0xB5E76785 However, when I'm trying to use "hexdigest" apart of Digest::CRC:
my $one = "50020301"; $crc = Digest::CRC->new( type => "crc32" ) ; $crc->add($one); my $out=$crc->hexdigest(); print "The checksum of $one is $out \n";
The checksum of 1342309121 is 7a9735d9 It seems like Digest::CRC is doing ASCII CRC32. I tried setting:
$one = 0x50020301;
But then Digest::CRC interprets that as Dec and converts that to HEX, before continuing ASCII CRC32. Can someone give me some suggestions on how to do HEX CRC32?

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Re: Digest::CRC hexdigest not working?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Dec 20, 2012 at 23:23 UTC

    You need to pack your ascii-ised hex to binary:

    use Digest::CRC;; $ctx = Digest::CRC->new(type=>"crc32");; print $ctx->add( pack 'H*', '50020301' )->hexdigest;; b5e76785

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Re: Digest::CRC hexdigest not working?
by morphyno (Initiate) on Dec 21, 2012 at 01:06 UTC
    Thanks! I got it now!

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