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Re: [LONG] Possible utf8 implementation #575

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p5pRT opened this issue Sep 20, 1999 · 4 comments
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Re: [LONG] Possible utf8 implementation #575

p5pRT opened this issue Sep 20, 1999 · 4 comments

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Sep 20, 1999

Migrated from rt.perl.org#1430 (status was 'resolved')

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Sep 20, 1999

From The RT System itself

Obviously, there is a reason for this.

But the Perl default must be to preserve information, to be failsoft,
and to try to make the best of a bad situation. If this makes other
computer programs look bad, well that's their problem. :-)

Unfortunately, DWIM without a way to switch it off and without a way
to query *why* makes Perl look bad, not other programs.

Maybe what you propose is not that bad - but only as far as one can
solicit warnings/errors in these "misconversion" situations.

Ilya

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Sep 20, 1999

From The RT System itself

Yeah, too many mathematicians. :-)

: > But the Perl default must be to preserve information, to be failsoft,
: > and to try to make the best of a bad situation. If this makes other
: > computer programs look bad, well that's their problem. :-)
:
: Unfortunately, DWIM without a way to switch it off and without a way
: to query *why* makes Perl look bad, not other programs.
:
: Maybe what you propose is not that bad - but only as far as one can
: solicit warnings/errors in these "misconversion" situations.

Sure. It's fine as an option. I have no problem with sudden death
as long as it's someone else's... :-)

Larry

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Apr 22, 2003

@iabyn - Status changed from 'stalled' to 'resolved'

@p5pRT p5pRT closed this as completed Apr 22, 2003
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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Apr 22, 2003

@iabyn - Status changed from 'stalled' to 'resolved'

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