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Re: How to make an ascii flower variable

by anneli (Pilgrim)
on Oct 19, 2011 at 01:31 UTC ( #932270=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to make an ascii flower variable

use utf8;

$✿ = "works for me?";

(yes it's not ASCII but I mean really)

Comment on Re: How to make an ascii flower variable
Re^2: How to make an ascii flower variable
by rgiskard (Hermit) on Oct 19, 2011 at 04:38 UTC
    I cut and pasted that code into emacs. Initially things looked good (the flower appeared to be a flower variable etc.). It didn't work when I ran it. How exactly is this working for you?

    use utf8;

    $✿ = "works for me?";

    perl Malformed UTF-8 character (unexpected end of string) at line +3. Unrecognized character \x9C; marked by <-- HERE after $\342<-- HERE ne +ar column\ 2 at line 3.

      Hmm, how odd! It ran without complaint or error at work; when I try it at home now, I get the same error as you (which is documented as being correct behaviour!).

      I'll have to try again at work tomorrow! ;-)

        Of course, we can always put the flower in a vase:

        use utf8;
        no strict 'refs';
        ${"✿"} = "works for me?";
        say ${"✿"}

        Good Day,

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