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Re: utf8 and perl 5.6

by doc_faustroll (Scribe)
on Apr 21, 2006 at 16:03 UTC ( #544939=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to utf8 and perl 5.6

Looks like a feature request on a legacy app. Time for an upgrade, audit, rewrite. Or write a completely different app in 5.8 that you call for parsing.

Wisdom would dictate pushing back against the pointy heads

The hardest part of dev is often the political part.

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Re^2: utf8 and perl 5.6
by domm (Chaplain) on Apr 23, 2006 at 18:55 UTC

    I agree, but the project is running for nearly three years and I doubt they have a budget for this. Plus, a quick hack to get it working with 5.6 costs me considerably less time than to migrate the whole app to 5.8, and I'd rather spend time with my kids in the park than sell my precious time for some money. I'm lazy, after all...

    Sometimes, the "perfect solution" isn't an option.

    -- #!/usr/bin/perl for(ref bless{},just'another'perl'hacker){s-:+-$"-g&&print$_.$/}

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