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Re^4: Default encoding rules leave me puzzled... (use open qw/ :std :locale /;

by kzwix (Sexton)
on Jun 20, 2014 at 13:08 UTC ( #1090622=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Default encoding rules leave me puzzled... (use open qw/ :std :locale /;
in thread Default encoding rules leave me puzzled...

I'm sorry, but I think that your "Perl tries to not convert anything at all, automatically" statement is wrong.
I mean, else, why would a string internally stored as UTF-8 be converted to Latin-1 when sent to the standard output ?
(That is, without having used any funny encoding/decoding/layer stuff...)


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Re^5: Default encoding rules leave me puzzled... (use open qw/ :std :locale /;
by moritz (Cardinal) on Jun 20, 2014 at 17:27 UTC

    It's your use utf8; statement that explicitly converts the source code to perl's internal format, which happens to be latin-1 in this case. The output operation then doesn't convert anything. Maybe I should have said that no implicit conversion takes place, because I don't coutn the use utf8; as automatic/implicit.

Re^5: Default encoding rules leave me puzzled... (use open qw/ :std :locale /;
by ikegami (Pope) on Jun 23, 2014 at 03:28 UTC

    I mean, else, why would a string internally stored as UTF-8 be converted to Latin-1 when sent to the standard output ?

    Because you are printing the string, not its internal representation. The layout of a scalar is irrelevant.

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