Perl Programming/Keywords/oct

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The oct keyword[edit | edit source]

oct is a function that interprets EXPRESSION as a string with an octal value. If, however, the expression starts with "0b" or "0x", it interprets its value as binary or hexadecimal, respectively. A leading whitespace is always ignored.

Without the EXPRESSION, $_ is used as the source.

Syntax[edit | edit source]


Examples[edit | edit source]

The code
  $a = oct("1773") + 20;
  print $a;
prints :
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