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Glenn Linderman
April 27, 2006 22:04
Re: [perl #33734] unpack fails on utf-8 strings
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On approximately 4/27/2006 8:04 AM, came the following characters from 
the keyboard of Nicholas Clark:

> I think Ton's semantics as incorporated into 5.9.x are right (or at least a
> heck of a lot less wrong than current) but they change far more than I'm
> comfortable with for maint.

> I don't like this compromise, but it seems less likely to trigger new bugs
> than either keeping the old behaviour, or entirely adopting Ton's changes.

You produced some amazing magic with loadable Regexp work, to get Dave's 
Regexp fixes available to maint, without actually changing maint, so 
that people using 5.8.x could useh the fixed Regexp if they choose.  I 
haven't looked at the detalis of how you did that, and I guess it might 
still have some rough edges from the last I've read on the topic....

But it makes me wonder if Ton's un/pack changes could be turned into a 
loadable module for maint?

use feature newpack;

(I forget the syntax you used for the new regexp stuff)

Glenn --
A protocol is complete when there is nothing left to remove.
-- Stuart Cheshire, Apple Computer, regarding Zero Configuration Networking

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