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Dan Book
August 2, 2021 15:27
Re: "use v5.36.0" should imply UTF-8 encoded source
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On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 11:05 AM H.Merijn Brand <> wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:45:53 -0400, "Ricardo Signes"
> <> wrote:
> > Porters,
> >
> > I propose that "use v5.36.0" should imply that the source code is,
> > subsequently, UTF-8 encoded.
> +1
> But the docs and release notes should very clearly state that this is
> about the source code itself, as I see many discussions rambling about
> the data handling being changed, which is not the case.

The data in a literal non-ASCII string under "use utf8" is different from
the data in an identically-written string without "use utf8"; thus it is
factual that the data handling will change for these strings. That it's
changing because the source code itself was decoded doesn't change the
practical implications.


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