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The eq operator works on strings, and thus turns its two operands into strings before doing anything else. This is called "string context" and also happen when you print something:

# here EXPR is in string context print EXPR;
0x11 is a number (17), not a string, so perl turns it into a string the way it usually does. You can try this: print 0x11; and you'll see that ($status eq 0x11) is actually ($status eq "17"). If you want to do a character comparison, you can do: $status eq chr(17)


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