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Yuki Kimoto
August 2, 2021 05:31
Re: "use v5.36.0" should imply UTF-8 encoded source
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2021-8-1 4:17 Darren Duncan <> wrote:

> However I also agree that there is plenty of time to properly have that
> discussion, such that we would know whether or not it is a good idea for
> "use
> vN;" to do something about UTF-8, so that if we agree it is a good idea,
> we can
> implement it for "v5.36", rather than putting it off to "v5.38".

 It may be discussed internally where you are talking.

However, I saw this before a few days ago in the p5p mailing list.

In other words, it was the first time for an outside user to see it.

Perl has a long history of character code confusion. Old code may be left

The goals you see are probably the same as mine.

The problem is the process.

People will say "Oh, Before I knew it and discussed it, "use utf8;" was
introduced by default."

I think the Perl core team needs to send a lot of messages to end users
about what we recommend for the proper treatment of Perl character encoding.

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