in reply to A question regarding Win32::EventLog
I've tried your code, and the only garbage I see are an excess of carriage returns in the output of 1 log entry that documents a hungapp Explorer.exe hang... Is this what you're getting?
I tried regexing out the CR's from the output with s/\r//;, to no avail. I guess they are in the log file (corrupt logfile?), but it's hard to tell because my C:\WINDOZE\system32\config\AppEvent.Evt is in goofy binary format... You've piqued my curiosity; let me know if you have any other info. For instance: what did your "garbage" output look like?