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Re: The internal string API

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Jarkko Hietaniemi
June 19, 2001 12:31
Re: The internal string API
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> I think you misunderstand my point. It is "a property of the code region",
> but "a property of the context in which is the code is running". For
> example,
> Taiwanese read traditional chinese characters, but PRC people read
> simplied chinese. Even we take the same data, and same program (code),
> people just read differently. As an end user, I want to make the decision.
> It will drive me crazy if Perl render/display the text file using
> traditional
> chinese just because it was tagged as "Big5".

A very good point.  Locale is not per data nor per data region,
nor per process nor per thread, nor per server; it's per user
and per client.

$jhi++; #
        # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
        # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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