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Father Chrysostomos
December 28, 2015 01:01
Re: Obsolete text in
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John Imrie wrote:
> You have another problem with utf8 in identifiers in that $é is not the
> same as $é. Unless something between my email client and your email
> client has normalised this message.

Such as the terminal program I copied this from.  (Grrrr!  It breaks
copying and pasting grep commands from one window to another.)

> This could make a difference if you
> try to import a sub from a package and the text in the package and
> importing script have different ideas of how the identifiers should be
> normalised. I would like to propose that identifiers added into the
> stash by Perl its self are done so in Normalization Form C this does not
> stop a programmer from directly manipulating the stash with such as
> ${"é::é"} but in this case they are supposed to know what they are doing.

But that is exactly how symbols are exported (assuming you mean *
rather than *).  Normalization for hash access (which is how we would
have to do this), even if it is limited to stashes, would be an effic-
iency nightmare.

P.S.: This e-mail is in utf-8 encoding, but lynx does not know how to
add an encoding header, so the text may appear scrambled.

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