Nicholas Clark skribis 2007-02-07 16:26 (+0000): > > Note that normally, unpack "H*" on a unicode string (like your $s) is a > > violation of proper separation. > Ton supplied a patch that fixed this violation for blead. I was reluctant to > apply it to 5.8.x (for all cases) because there is code out there expecting > the undocumented behaviour to work. IMHO these things should warn. In my strict opinion, they should die. But I agree that from a compatibility perspective, that is absolutely unacceptable. But a warning would be nice. A warning like "Implicit access of internal value at foo.pl line bar", with real explanation in perldiag, would be a constructive and compatible way to literally warn people about the possible effects of what they're doing. -- korajn salutojn, juerd waalboer: perl hacker <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://juerd.nl/sig> convolution: ict solutions and consultancy <email@example.com> Ik vertrouw stemcomputers niet. Zie <http://www.wijvertrouwenstemcomputersniet.nl/>.