PHP and Perl different Whirlpool hashes

I have a user password that is hashed using Whirlpool in PHP to check it matches the password stored in the database.

The code to do this is below.

I have the same user password that is hashed using Whirlpool in Perl to check it matches the password stored in the database.

The code to do this is also below.

The problem I have is that the PHP and the Perl string are always different despite the original passwords being identical.

Can someone please tell me why this is and how I can get them both to return the same hash.
$v_salted_password = hash ( 'whirlpool' , $v_password );
my $whirlCrypt = Digest -> new( 'Whirlpool' );
$whirlCrypt -> add( $uPwd );
$uPwd = $whirlCrypt -> hexdigest;

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Use MD5 or SHA256 hash.
intechfsAuthor Commented:
I have already written a large amount of code relying on whirlpool and would like to continue using it.
There are a few versions of Whirlpool (Whirlpool-0, Whirlpool-T, Whirlpool).
1. Assure u use the same version in PHP and Perl (u may use the article - there are the hashes of the "quick fox...." sentence in all tree implementations.
2. Assure u have the exactly same binary representations of the string in php and perl environments (use base64 to compare the password representations)

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intechfsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that.

The problem was actually elsewhere in the code but testing that helped me find it.
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