WoodyWeaver has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

using Data::Dump qw(dump) a field inside of a dumped variable reads


I think this is four characters, and the \36 for example refers to the ascii character chr(30)? (This is supposed to be an octet stream corresponding to an IP address of

I don't understand the \36 notation. Can someone provide a clue?