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Unicode and Bytes

Unicode and Bytes

Posted Nov 19, 2009 12:19 UTC (Thu) by yeti-dn (guest, #46560)
In reply to: Unicode and Bytes by kleptog
Parent article: Python moratorium and the future of 2.x

I find it interesting that perl 5.6 introduced Unicode everywhere internally and no-one had to rewrite a thing.

Maybe in the US because US-ASCII is good for everyone there (with a few reluctantly admitting that ISO-8859-1 exists too). But I remember perl 5.6 release well exactly because it broke important programs (for me anyway) working with international text and reencoding it. Somehow, perl 5.8 managed to break them again. Then I stopped counting.

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