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PerlIO - what next ?

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Nick Ing-Simmons
November 8, 2000 05:50
PerlIO - what next ?
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Now that perlio is in the mainline I _really_ need to know 
what to do next in terms of making it useful.

This means knowing what it "should" look like to perl5:

Do you want getc($fh) return character or a byte depending on the handle's 
top "layer" ?

Likewise does 

   $count = read($fh,$buffer,10); 

read 10 chars or 10 bytes depending on mode ? 

How do you want I open a file which is utf8 or shift-jis or whatever?

What should "binmode" mean now we have layers?

Nick Ing-Simmons <>
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