in reply to Re: Unpacking byte stream long/quad little/big endian fields
in thread Unpacking byte stream long/quad little/big endian fields
Sure, that's essentially what I'm doing too. But sometimes people peek under the hood, and I'd like it sparking under there too.
Tux's answer provides a nice solution for Perl >= 5.10 and that's probably what I'll run with. 5.10 has been around long enough now that I'm not much worried about supporting anything earlier.