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Marc Lehmann
March 31, 2007 13:55
Re: unpack - a CPAN statistic
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On Sat, Mar 31, 2007 at 10:30:36PM +0200, Marc Lehmann <> wrote:
> I looked at most of those above as well as an additional 20 files, and
> found that all uses I could find were broken, relying on "C" as if it had
> "U" semantics (without high characters).

I also looked at a much larger (maybe an additional fifty) of those
unpacks trying to judge from the variable names and context and didn't
find anything suspicious. Thats a whopping 1% of all of them (but a much
larger share of actually distinct modules, as I counted e.g. Gtk2 fourteen
times, once for each release) :->

It occured to me that somebody might interested in the list:

thats the 9836 (or so) uses of unpack's "C" on cpan that are not obviously
broken and not obviously correct.

Hope this is of interest to somebody.

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