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Re: What are pack/unpack used for?

by Utilitarian (Vicar)
on Jun 09, 2012 at 15:05 UTC ( #975308=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What are pack/unpack used for?

Wow, they are used for so many things, to get a binary representation of a number, to parse binary data out of a file format, to parse network packets... the list is pretty much endless.

Could I suggest you buy the Perl Cookbook and check them out in the index... or search for them on this site, to see a range of their uses in converting between data formats.

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[marto]: so I have to work Saturday, which is good and bad. Bad in the sense that I have to be hear early :( Good in that I am here only as support for another client project, so I get to spend the day working on my personal 'ToDo' list, without the kids :P
[Corion]: marto: Ooof - but yes, being there as only second level support or third level support is good and if you have enough things that you can work on, it won't be a wasted (if paid) day
[marto]: I've opted for a day off later on, rather than pay. I only have to do about 45 mins work for the client, but do need to hang around
[Corion]: marto: Even better ;)

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