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Juerd Waalboer
March 4, 2007 06:04
Subject: and the utf8 namespace
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Hi,'s POD first says that you don't have to load the module in order
to use its functions. It even has in B<bold> letters that you should
only use the pragma if your source is in UTF-8.

But later, it says: 

> Note that in the Perl 5.8.0 and 5.8.1 implementation the functions
> utf8::is_utf8, utf8::valid, utf8::encode, utf8::decode, utf8::upgrade,
> and utf8::downgrade are always available, without a C<require utf8>
> statement-- this may change in future releases.

May this really change in future releases? That'll break a lot of code
that actually followed the instructions in the very same document.

I think this "this may change" should be removed, and that the functions
should stay available in future releases.

korajn salutojn,

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