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Re^2: Behaviour of unpack() with the Z template - 2nd attempt

by johngg (Canon)
on Feb 08, 2017 at 10:12 UTC ( #1181393=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Behaviour of unpack() with the Z template
in thread Behaviour of unpack() with the Z template

Thank you for the link. This line

['u', 'Z*', "foo\0bar \0", "foo"]

defines the test for an unpack using the 'Z*' template and it would appear that a successful test would not leave a trailing null in the resultant string. I think this confirms that the expected behaviour is that the first null and everything to its right will be stripped. I think the use of "after" in Z strips everything after the first null is misleading and the wording should be clarified. Perhaps Z strips everything from the first null onwards would be a more accurate description.



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