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Re: Encoding WAS Re: Announcing Perl 7

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From:
Eirik Berg Hanssen
Date:
June 30, 2020 14:33
Subject:
Re: Encoding WAS Re: Announcing Perl 7
Message ID:
CAHAeAG44ztOb4EtEX__M0uDv7efF_gxT944L-QbnFnzO1x5T9g@mail.gmail.com
On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 1:41 PM Paul "LeoNerd" Evans <leonerd@leonerd.org.uk>
wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Jun 2020 20:54:50 -0700
> Darren Duncan <darren@darrenduncan.net> wrote:
> > - 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.
>

  … except when it does.

  Like when core perl is dealing with the file system.

  Seriously, can't someone just declare all such instances bugs (however
long-standing), and fix them one way or another?


Eirik

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