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# How to convert a real number to int ???????

Posted on 1998-10-22
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I need to convert 1.0000001 (real) to 1 (int). Is ther a way in perl ? Thanks
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\$a = 1.0000001;
\$a = int(\$a);

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what if the \$a contains binary data ?
how to convert from binary to real and int
Thanks
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What do you mean by 'binary' data?
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When you open a binary file with binmode (Filehandler),
you recive the data in \$var when reading.
But to process such a data (say you want to add 1 to \$var) you to convert to some other type. if you know the answer please let me know. thanks alot
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perl autoconverts (or, as it says in the FAQ, 'does the right thing');

For instance:

\$a = "2.00";
\$b = \$a + 1.0;
\$c = \$b -1;

if (\$a == \$b) {
print "What a wonderful world";
} else {
print "Uhoh... what happened?";
}
print "\n";
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By the way, waleed, you have 3 questions locked right now, and your grading history shows a habit of letting questions auto-grade, which is oft considered impolite.  Perhaps you could acknowledge those 3 questions?
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b2pi,

I am very very polite my friend. I don't mean that and I will check to see what you talinkg about. That's not my habit but sometimes they send the evaluation with wrong answer and because I am SO polite I don't reject it so fast. I let them read the comments until they might understand the question and give an appropriate answer. You see how I am not rude. Anyway I thank you for that "impolite thing".
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To b2pi

Look at this and the answers. They send a respond something like
Can we convert to GIF and keep z's values"
Digiwiz proposes something has no relation with what I want and he posts the evaluation!!!!!!!!!!
Jacco propses the solution and disappears since july 98 .

Who is polite ??????

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To b2pi

The remaining 2 questions are new even very new. One of them today and the other one is of last week.

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perldoc -f pack
If so, you'll have to know the format of the data
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