Q&A > strings > What is the best way to parse a 488 byte record? contributed by lhoward
@result = unpack "A16A20A20AA8",$input;
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Via Genetic memory.
It's provided by my firmware.
I just remember them.
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My computer gets it right, usually.
I just ask someone else.
Someone punches me on the first of the month.
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