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Re: 8482 busted for $^V sprintf()s on OS/390

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Simon Cozens
January 20, 2001 15:34
Re: 8482 busted for $^V sprintf()s on OS/390
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On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 03:27:05PM -0800, Peter Prymmer wrote:
> That too can be worked around by commenting out the mention of $^V.

Very strange. First, I thought this was an obvious result of putting
the EBCDIC<->Unicode tables in place, but I've realised we haven't put
them in place! Something's messing up v-strings pretty badly. If you
have a second, I'd appreciate it if you could try:

perl -le 'printf "%v", $^V'
perl -le 'print ord for split //, $^V'
perl -le 'use Devel::Peek; Dump($^V)'
perl -le 'use Devel::Peek; $a = sprintf "%v", $^V; Dump($a)'

Sigh.  I like to think it's just the Linux people who want to be on
the "leading edge" so bad they walk right off the precipice.
(Craig E. Groeschel)

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