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Re: PATCH: [perl #58182] partial, "The Unicode Bug". Add unicode semantics for \s, \w

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James Mastros
May 25, 2010 18:24
Re: PATCH: [perl #58182] partial, "The Unicode Bug". Add unicode semantics for \s, \w
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On 25 May 2010 15:37, Paul LeoNerd Evans <> wrote:
> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 07:15:12AM -0600, karl williamson wrote:
>> >>    m/unicode    /Uugx;
>> >>    m/locale     /Ulgx;
>> >>    m/traditional/Utgx;
>> Somehow, I'm a little leery of this, but I can't put my finger on
>> it. I'll wait a little longer to see what others may say.
>> One thing though if we do go this route, I think that U isn't as
>> good a choice as maybe M for "matching mode", as Ul really isn't
>> about Unicode: it is about locale.

That suggests that we should possibly be calling it /L: /Lt
(traditional), /Lu (unicode), /Ll (locale).  Sadly, /Ll isn't overly
clear, given the two different definitions of the word "locale" in the
same statement.  /Lp (posix) would be clearer, perhaps, but is overly
technical.  Another possibility is calling it /I, for
internationalization, but that reads to the sad /Il -- where one of
those is an i-for-India , and the other an l-for-lima.

   -=- James Mastros, theorbtwo

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