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Father Chrysostomos
January 22, 2012 12:17
Re: utf8 inconsistency in 5.15.7
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rjbs asked:
> Father Chrysostomos, what happened here?  Clearly there's more stuff in the
> commit than seems related to the message.  Should it have gone in later?  > Maybe not at all?

I combined two commits by mistake.  The change to utf8::decode was a fix for bug #91850.  utf8::decode($object_with_string_overloading) was not working, so I fixed that by coercing the argument to a string.  It didn’t occur to me that it affected undef as well, but I would consider that a bug fix, too.  There is no reason these should be inconsistent:

$ perl5.14.2 -MData::Dumper -e '$x = undef; utf8::decode($x); print Dumper $x'
$VAR1 = undef;
$ perl5.14.2 -MData::Dumper -e '$x = undef; utf8::encode($x); print Dumper $x'
$VAR1 = '';

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