LWP/wget might not be the best example, i agree. (Although, unless something has changed in the last year or so, the installed LWP doesn't work by default because the ::https module is missing).
perl -e 'use Crypt::Digest::SHA256 qw[sha256_hex]; print substr(sha256_hex("the Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything"), 6, 2), "\n";'
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