develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from August 2021

Re: "use v5.36.0" should imply ASCII source

Thread Previous | Thread Next
Karl Williamson
August 7, 2021 17:12
Re: "use v5.36.0" should imply ASCII source
Message ID:
On 8/7/21 5:53 AM, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 06, 2021 at 11:45:21PM -0700, Darren Duncan wrote:
>> Question:  Is there ever a real life scenario where a single source file is
>> not entirely the same encoding?  Can you reasonably have a single file
>> containing Perl code and POD where the Perl code is one character encoding
>> and the POD is another one? -- Darren Duncan
> Mixed utf8/non-utf8 my be rare, but even fully utf8 source files will
> still require 2 separate declarations:
> a 'use utf8' for the perl parser, and a '=encoding utf8' for a pod parser,
> which won't see or understand the 'use utf8'.
> More generally, I think croaking on non-ascii in the src file is a fine
> use for 'use v5.36'. I'm less clear whether it croak on pod too. Perhaps it
> should croak on ord() > 0x7f in a pod section unless an '=encoding' has
> been seen?

Pod is currently assumed to be CP1252 or UTF-8 unless an =encoding line 
is specified

Thread Previous | Thread Next Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About