[CrackMonkey] DAPQOTD

Paul Cameron 1paul at optushome.com.au
Fri Apr 20 02:41:03 PDT 2001


On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 04:11:40AM -0500, Ben Brockert wrote:
> In today's episode of 'Somebody Buy Ben the Camel Book Already', we see
> that he yet again can't figure out how to do a relatively trivial task.
> 
> Today's trivial task is to take an integer and encode that number as an
> ascii string. Here are sample desired results:
> 
> input  output  idea
> 66     B       ascii 66 is B
> 8784   "r      ascii 8784-(8784%255) is " ascii 8784%255 is r
> 41646  ?Q      ascii 41646-(41646%255) is ? ascii 41646%255 is Q
> 
> So pretty much all Ben needs to know is how to print an ascii character
> by it's number, which is incredibly simple and Ben is unusually ashamed
> to be asking such a DAPQ. Please flame as necessary, maybe then Ben will learn.

Dunno. Maybe:

$num = 8784;
($a = chr($num%255) . $a), $num /= 256 while $num;

Who cares, really. MS doesn't certify Perl, so what use is it? And if it's
so good at text processing, why did Java get unicode support first?

Hah!!

Paul.






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