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From:
Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
Date:
June 30, 2020 11:40
Subject:
Re: Encoding WAS Re: Announcing Perl 7
Message ID:
20200630124014.58adf226@shy.leonerd.org.uk
On Mon, 29 Jun 2020 20:54:50 -0700
Darren Duncan <darren@darrenduncan.net> wrote:

> - An integer, meaning an IV.
> - A floating-point number, meaning an FV.
NV

> - A string of octets, meaning one kind of SV.
> - A string of characters, meaning a different kind of SV.
These are both PVs.

But nope. Core perl does not in any way distinguish a string of octets
from a string of characters, any more than it distinguishes a string of
English from a string of German, or SQL, or HTML.

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Paul "LeoNerd" Evans

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