On 2/8/07, Juerd Waalboer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > demerphq skribis 2007-02-08 13:19 (+0100): > > >By the way - I retract that a pragma would be good. I should have > > >proposed a regex flag. Unfortunately, /i (ignorant mode) is taken, so > > >perhaps /d (dumb) or /n (naive). > > Eeek. New modifiers are trouble. > > Id prefer to see this happen automatically when the pattern is utf8 > > and exact and doesnt use charclasses or anything that needs true > > character semantics. > > Isn't doing this automatically very very dangerous, because pos() no > longer makes any sense once you start using byte semantics on character > strings? Not sure. Since pos would only be updated on a successful match, and both the pattern and string would be in utf8 doesnt it mean that the pos would be set to a valid utf8 sequence start? Yves -- perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"