Nice piece halley++. Clear, informative, and easy to read. Not quite FMTYEWTK status though, I finished and immediately wished for a next page link :). Might you consider a full blown tutorial that continues in the same style, moving into usage and implementation details in Perl?

In reply to Re: FMTYEWTK about Characters vs Bytes by Anonymous Monk
in thread What is the difference between sending bytes and characters over sockets? by Gorby

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