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Tuesday March 03, 2009
05:38 AM


[ #38581 ]

I am embarrassed - nay, ashamed! - to have to confess that I didn't bother to run the code through all my various CPAN-testing machines before releasing it, and so I let something escape which only works on perl 5.10. Aaiieeeee!

Mind you, you'll only notice the bug on 64-bit platforms and there's not a lot of 64 bit perl 5.8 or 5.6 around.

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  • I'm runnung 64 bit perl 5.8.x .. I'm also running 5.10 on client's production servers so need to install it anyway I suppose


    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • The bug is that I documented support for Q< and Q> to dump little- and big-endian 64-bit values. But the < and > suffixes only work in 5.10.0+. The easy fix, of course, would have been to fix the doco, but instead, I spent my lunchtime replacing pack() so the code now supports Q even on 32-bit perl, and supports < and > on Ye Olde Perle. Far more fun!