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Marc Lehmann
March 30, 2007 23:21
Re: the utf8 flag (was Re: [perl #41527] decode_utf8 sets utf8 flag on plain ascii strings)
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On Sat, Mar 31, 2007 at 03:21:06AM +0200, Juerd Waalboer <> wrote:
> > For example, on the Perl level, upgrading a string does not
> > change its semantics anywhere except w.r.t. to bugs and unpack: It still
> > stays an octet string if it was an octet string before.
> s/octet string/character string/ and you're entirely right. "Octets" are
> a bit harder, because of the definition of an octet:

Please stop correcting completely correct statements. I am entirely right
when I talk about octet strings above. It is a trivial fact. It is said
when you think it isn't entirely correct, but that doesn't give you the
right to your current behaviour.

>         <jargon, networking> Eight bits. This term is used in

And stop lecturing me about basic stuff. I quite well know what an
octet is, and I am quite certain when I chose "octet" over "byte" or

I meant "octet string" above, and my statement is entirely correct with
"octet string".

If you think you need to correct me, please state why the above isn't
entirely right in its original form. In fact, I now assume you are
very confused about that byte/octet/character stuff if you cannot even
understand the correctness of simple facts like the sentence on top of
this mail.

And I am full of your ridicule and belittlement. I am not impressed by
people who make empty claims and miscorrect completely correct statements
because they have difficulties understanding them. If you want to be
taken seriously, try it with logics (which you find not useful at times),
not abusive behaviour (which certainly isn't useful anytime). Certainly I am
not impressed by illogical arguments, or even non-arguments such as personal
coding style preferences, which I happily tolerate as opinions, but should
never be presented as the only true way without sound arguments.

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