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kalinabears at iinet.net.au
Sun Mar 28 14:51:21 CST 2004
Joshua Goodall wrote:
> Scott is writing parallel port driver, and some API users confuse
> ascii '1' (binary 0001111) with the actual value 00000001. This can
> result in more parallel lines being set than expected :). By detecting
> that the API user actually used a literal 1, you can implement a
> DWIM handler internally e.g. using pack().
But normally perl does this "DWIM" stuff for you.
If I write:
$x = "1";
$y = $x * 3;
then $y always holds the value 3, not 45.
How does perl's own DWIM handler come to fail for Scott ?
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