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[perl #134262] Missing XSUB functions for UTF-8 char* buffers

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From:
James E Keenan via RT
Date:
July 4, 2019 13:00
Subject:
[perl #134262] Missing XSUB functions for UTF-8 char* buffers
Message ID:
rt-4.0.24-26955-1562245228-1555.134262-15-0@perl.org
On Thu, 04 Jul 2019 11:02:41 GMT, pali@cpan.org wrote:
> Hi! Currently there are (for x86) XSUB functions/macros which take only
> Latin1 buffer. E.g. XST_mPV(), XSRETURN_PV(), POPpbytex, PUSHp(),
> XPUSHs(), etc...
> 
> Could it be possible to add also UTF8 functions/macros variants?
> E.g. XST_mPVutf8, XSRETURN_PVUTF8, POPputf8x, PUSHputf8, ...
> 
> It would simply working with UTF-8 char* strings as currently the only
> way is to use XSRETURN_SV / POPs / PUSHs macros and construct SV* from
> UTF-8 manually via newSVpvn_utf8().
> 
> And UTF-8 char* strings are needed to deal with UNICODE Perl strings
> correctly, as Latin1 char* strings can store only U+00 .. U+FF UNICODE
> codepoints.

Karl, would this be related to https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=134142 ?

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James E Keenan (jkeenan@cpan.org)

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