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What were you expecting?

packing returns a a string that is used by perl for converting between different encodings. The value you are seeing (ABCD) is the value that perl is using. Observe:

#!/usr/bin/perl -wl use strict; my $z = pack "l",1145258561; print my $h = unpack "h*",$z; print my $H = unpack "H*",$z; print my $A = unpack "A*",$z; print my $B = unpack "B*",$z; print my $b = unpack "b*",$z; print my $f = unpack "f*",$z; print my $l = unpack "l*",$z; print my $L = unpack "L*",$z; print pack "h*",$h; print pack "H*",$H; print pack "A*",$A; print pack "B*",$B; print pack "b*",$b; print pack "f*",$f; print pack "l*",$l; print pack "L*",$L; __END__ 14243444 41424344 ABCD 01000001010000100100001101000100 10000010010000101100001000100010 781.035217285156 1145258561 1145258561 ABCD ABCD ABCD ABCD ABCD ABCD ABCD ABCD

pack and unpack are used for converting between encodings. pack encodes. unpack decodes.


In reply to Re: pack peculiarity by !1
in thread pack peculiarity by bl0rf

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