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".pet" File extension for Perl Encoding Tables (as data) ?

January 22, 2001 13:58
".pet" File extension for Perl Encoding Tables (as data) ?
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The current scheme for compiling Encoding tables into Encode.xs as C code
is a little limiting. 

We probably do not want to build in all the encodings (Asian ones are large),
nor have to re-build just to add a new one.

So I plan to write the tables to a (binary) file. I think the file should
have an extension so that can spot them quickly in @INC etc.

I suggest (mainly to be overruled) .pet 
e.g. "" or perhaps "", "" etc.

Other less "twee" suggestions welcome.

It wants to be <= 3 chars for DOS/CDROM and not too likely to already 
"mean" something to Win32 and other things that bind applications that way.

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