In the Perldoc faq 4, http://perldoc.perl.org/perlfaq4.html#How-do-I-pad-a-string-with-blanks-or-pad-a-number-with-zeroes%3f
there are two ways listed that it says are same thing...BUT...I tried the first method, and all I got was an undef result.
I then did it the second way and got what I needed.
My input to stmt is a 4 char max field from a POST. Maybe I did something wrong and issue is sorta moot, as it works the other way...just wondering why they might give diff results...PRESUMING that I typed correctly. Thanks.