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Re^2: How to make an ascii flower variable

by rgiskard (Hermit)
on Oct 19, 2011 at 04:38 UTC ( #932282=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: How to make an ascii flower variable
in thread How to make an ascii flower variable

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.

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Re^3: How to make an ascii flower variable
by anneli (Pilgrim) on Oct 19, 2011 at 05:38 UTC

    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,

        Well, I think this solution would please everyone, OP included!

        Turns out I was just plain mistaken (though I did find your findings on this topic while Googling/searching PM); I had used a different character (that I knew the UTF-8 byte sequence for) to test with at work, which happened to actually work, but BLACK FLORETTE does not!

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