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Re^3: Getting mad with CGI::Application and utf8
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There is also utf8::is_utf8, but I somehow suspect that the results might be subtly different [from what Devel::Peek reports]
They're not. However, is_utf8 is to be avoided because it's too easy to use it when you shouldn't be doing that. In generaly, you should not be looking at the state of the UTF8 flag unless you're a Perl developer, or wish to learn about Perl's guts. In general, learn about the IOK, NOK, and POK flags first, and then treat the UTF8 flag as if it was called UOK.