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Eric Brine
August 9, 2010 09:09
Re: PATCH: [perl #76424] revised: document existing \x \000 behavior
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On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 11:42 AM, Aristotle Pagaltzis <>wrote:

> * 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”.

"single-byte" is the expression with which I am familiar.

Well, other than MS's "ANSI", but I wouldn't use that here!

- Eric Brine

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