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ok here it is:
a com object returns a binary string to perl in ascii 7 bit (8 bit for popular terms)
perl converts this binary to ascii 7 bit even parity by default when the com objects return value is set to a scalar.
binary data from com object looks something like this:
79a30bf0ac64fc0e469f0568562e43e53f89a3f46f7437d44d96dcd5087b20056df7fcb07485f0c0 (7 bit ascii even parity)
the same com object used in .net or asp returns binary value in ascii 7 bit (8bit for popular term)
i can't have this happen becuase the two systems won't decrypt the same value correctly through the com object.
some Hex values in ascii 7 bit even parity represent chars differently compared to the Hex representation of the same character in 7 bit ascii
I need to find a way for perl not to transfer the binary string returned from the com object into 7 bit even parity. this changes the hex values thus cannot be converted correctly by the .net apps that read in the perl stored values.