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Hugo van der Sanden via RT
June 6, 2019 16:20
[perl #134180] [PATCH] overload::OverloadedStringify docs and tests
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On Thu, 06 Jun 2019 08:41:23 -0700, ilmari wrote:
> "Hugo van der Sanden via RT" <> writes:
> > A minor comment: not sure if we have a policy on it, but for me there
> > should be a preference to have commit messages ASCII where possible.
> Why?  This is 2019, everything should be Unicode-capable by now, and
> we've indeed been using non-ASCII characters in commit messages for a
> long time.

Maybe it's just me, but for the range of systems perl aspires to port to it seems unlikely they'll all be equally Unicode-capable. I noticed it because they showed up as garbage in my email client, but maybe that was only because of the way RT wrapped the commits as attachments.

> A lot of the non-ASCII in our commit history not "particularly
> necessary": stuff like curly quotes (both from compiler messages and
> manually typed), bullets, and ellipses.

Yeah, that's the sort of stuff. If I'm the only one that considers such things to reduce the quality of the commit history, I'll have to live with it.


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