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Glenn Linderman
April 4, 2007 13:53
Re: perl, the data, and the tf8 flag
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On approximately 4/4/2007 12:30 PM, came the following characters from 
the keyboard of Dr.Ruud:
> Glenn Linderman schreef:
>> the only two character sets that
>> perl really supports with semantics are ASCII and Unicode.
> There is much truth in there, but ASCII is 7-bit.

Yes, and the only type of character set semantics that Perl applies to 
7-bit or 8-bit codes, is ASCII....  So your point is?

>> I'd recommend updating this documentation to say:
>> [...]
>>     A   A byte-wide string with arbitrary binary data, will
>>         be space padded.
> Is that ASCII-space (0x20) or can it be locale or EBCDIC-space (0x40)
> too?

I don't have an EBCDIC machine, sorry, so I can't test and find out.  Do 

I am unaware of any 7-bit or 8-bit locale other than EBCDIC that uses a 
space other than 0x20.

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

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