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Aristotle Pagaltzis
August 9, 2010 08:42
Re: PATCH: [perl #76424] revised: document existing \x \000behavior
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* karl williamson <> [2010-07-12 19:35]:
> \x without the braces is only for 'narrow' or 'short'
> characters. I'm not sure which would be the better term. 'wide'
> and 'long' are used variously in other pods.

Perl itself says “wide characters”, as does the rest of the world
when speaking about encodings like UTF-8, which are called
“variable width” to boot.

The opposite of “wide” is “narrow”.

(If I read “long character” somewhere, my first instinct would
actually be to think of grapheme clusters.)

Warm regards and pretty sheds,
Aristotle Pagaltzis // <>

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