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You should have no problem so long as the script is run on a system that uses ASCII characters. Unless you're running on a mainframe that supports EBCDIC, I can't imagine you'd have a problem.

Cancel that, Windows NT uses Unicode for text files. Hmmm... perhaps use Unicode encoding and then parse the result to ASCII or Unicode, depending upon the OS?

Update: I was just wondering something. Both the Cookbook and Programming Perl state that chr and ord allow ASCII conversions. ASCII characters are represented by 7-bit binary numbers, which allows for 255 characters.

Rydor's post uses "chr(34324)" as an example. This number is significantly higher than 255, yet when I printed the above character, it printed a paragraph mark (¶). The number 34324 is therefore a valid argument. What gives?

In reply to RE: Chr and Ord by Ovid
in thread Chr and Ord by Rydor

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