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Re^2: Pack/unpack - understanding the '@' and '.' templactes

by ateague (Monk)
on Mar 31, 2013 at 14:27 UTC ( #1026360=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Pack/unpack - understanding the '@' and '.' templactes
in thread [SOLVED] Pack/unpack - understanding the '@' and '.' templactes

Heh heh

Yup, I saw those. They inspired me to experiment deeper with pack/unpack. Oddly enough, your Just another unpack hacker helped me conceptualise what the "/" modifier does. (You know the docs are in a sorry state when you turn to a JAPH for help... o_0)

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[Lady_Aleena]: perl -e 'my $var = "1.0"; print $var;' if it is in a variable also returns 1.0, though perl -e 'my $var = 1.0; print $var;' returns 1.
[1nickt]: In my case I can simply pass sprintf '%.1f', 1.0 (to Types::Standard:: Int), but what if you didn;t know the precision of the number you were working with? Seems I must be missing something. Oh well, my test list is complete, mooving on ...

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