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January 9, 2012 07:37
Re: pack and ASCII
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On 9 January 2012 12:30, John P. Linderman (jpl) <> wrote:
> According to perlfunc.pod, about pack:
> The TEMPLATE is a sequence of characters that give the order and type
> of values, as follows:
>     a  A string with arbitrary binary data, will be null padded.
>     A  A text (ASCII) string, will be space padded.
>     Z  A null-terminated (ASCIZ) string, will be null padded.
> The reference to ASCII (and ASCIZ) seems to be out of date, given recent
> unicode efforts.

Er, I dont get it. ASCII and ASCIIZ arent going to stop working just
because we have improved our unicode support.


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