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February 21, 2008 02:34
Re: use encoding 'utf8' bug for Latin-1 range
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On Thursday 21 February 2008 03:50:46 Juerd Waalboer wrote:
> Jarkko Hietaniemi skribis 2008-02-20 21:23 (-0500):
> > use encoding 'utf8';
> > my $x = "\x{ff}";
> Given that it's not the only flaw in, and that the world
> is rapidly converging on the idea of using UTF-8 as the de facto
> standard, I think it would be unwise to waste tuits on fixing the
> issues. Deprecation sounds like a better idea to me; we already have
> a good way to use non-latin1: "use utf8;", and I don't think it's
> necessary to have another.

Just for the record, I agree with your points. There isn't much point in 
allowing source being written in non-latin1, or non-utf8, given that 
utf8 encompasses everything possible. And any decent editor should be 
able to work with it.

All the best,


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