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Re: Behaviour of unpack() with the Z template

by andal (Hermit)
on Feb 08, 2017 at 07:04 UTC ( #1181371=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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    When unpacking, A strips trailing whitespace and nulls,
    Z strips everything from the first null to the end,
    and a returns data with no stripping at all.
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    $b = pack("Z*C", "test", 10)
    ($str, $byte) = unpack("Z*C", $b);
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    When unpacking, a grabs everything and returns unchanged,
    A grabs everything but strips from first null to the end
    and trailing spaces.
    Z stops after first null, the null is stripped from data.

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