Yukihiro Matsumoto <matz / ruby-lang.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> In message "Re: What is BER compression? (was RCR: unpack/pack Bignum)"
>    on 03/06/02, wbh <W.B.Hill / uea.ac.uk> writes:
> 
> |On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
> |
> |> Ask Perl people, it's there only for Perl pack compatibility.
> |
> |s/pack/back/
> 
> Did I have to say "compatibility with Perl pack function"?

No, it was just a pun on 'back compatibility'.

martin