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Re: Proposed update for 5.14 for perlunicode.pod

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Tom Christiansen
April 12, 2011 21:21
Re: Proposed update for 5.14 for perlunicode.pod
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>The legalistic answer is that the regex modifier affects only pattern 
>matching.  It does not apply to the substitution part.  But the truth of 
>the matter is that I never thought about it during the implementation. 
>You could file a bug report.  I don't know enough about the areas of 
>Perl involved to know how easy it would be to implement.  Here's a case 
>where use locale, and unicode_strings work differently than /l or /u, 
>because they apply to more than pattern matching.  I think the docs 
>should be changed to mention this issue, unless we block 5.14 and fix this.

No no, please; don't hold up 5.14.  It's just a bit weird/unexpected is all.
I'm still getting used to all of it.

And yes, on the other stuff, I do indeed get differing behavior on this
locale stuff on Darwin compared with on Linux.  Some of those didn't
trigger on one or the other of them; I forget which, now.


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