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Re: [perl #131685] Rename utf8::is_utf8() (and other functions)

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H.Merijn Brand
July 18, 2017 07:18
Re: [perl #131685] Rename utf8::is_utf8() (and other functions)
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On Tue, 18 Jul 2017 03:13:40 -0400, Dan Book <> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 3:04 AM, H.Merijn Brand <> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I like this. What I miss here is a small example of how to guarantee
> > preventing double encoding/decoding, as I think that is what is
> > function is most often (erroneously) used for.  
> This isn't something that you can guarantee. It always depends on knowing
> how you get your input. When people don't understand this they look for the
> magic bullet that is_utf8 appears to be, but it is not.

My point exactly. Just have a piece of text that tells the user why it
isn't and what the best alternative *could* be.

H.Merijn Brand   Perl Monger
using perl5.00307 .. 5.27   porting perl5 on HP-UX, AIX, and openSUSE

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