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Konovalov, Vadim
February 21, 2014 15:10
RE: EBCDIC support is on the chopping block
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> From: Nicholas Clark [] On Behalf Of Nicholas Clark
> And we don't even know if it works, because no-one working on the core
> has access to these systems, and no-one with these systems is providing
> reports.

As I said before, situation isn't that hopeless: there is emulator (Hercules)
I successfully tried that on my linux, ran z/OS there, have success story.
but I haven't tried to build perl there yet.

> We don't have infinite developer resources. (It's rather closer to 0 than
> infinity.) So everything is a trade off, and effort being consumed by this
> means that something else isn't being done. So effectively EBCDIC support
> is stealing progress from the rest of the Perl userbase.

Given that developer resources are indeed finite, these should be not wasted,
so throwing away current UTF-EBCDIC is a serious step back.

Speaking about resources distractions, there will always be many.

Please let Perl for z/OS and hence UTF-EBCDIC be there for some more while.


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