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Re: IV preservation (was Re: [PATCH 5.7.0] compiling on OS/2)

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Jarkko Hietaniemi
February 16, 2001 14:47
Re: IV preservation (was Re: [PATCH 5.7.0] compiling on OS/2)
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> Which sadly have "in-place" semantics rather than function semantics,
> so you have to say:
>  utf8_encode($encoded = $str);
> rather than LISP-ish:
>  $encoded = utf8_encode($str); 

Because we made up the Encode interface out from thin air nothing is
stopping us from either changing or extending it.  It's not an
interface set in stone, yet (5.7 doesn't count).  If anybody has
doubts or suggestions about the interface, now is the time to change it.

$jhi++; #
        # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
        # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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