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Re^5: Sensible ordering of 'use' (if any)by anneli (Pilgrim)
|on Nov 04, 2011 at 23:43 UTC||Need Help??|
Are comments "locale-specific text"?
The reality is, this code will only be used by me, or my friends (with whom I share a language), and so I don't mind putting my logging messages in my (our) preferred language. Furthermore, the code itself does some natural language processing, again not in English, so it's stupid to have the source in ASCII when I'm making remarks in logs elsewhere about particular codepoints but omit the codepoints themselves to keep it ASCII?
I'm not going to go to the effort of making a resource file just so I can put my debugging messages in there (half of which get removed after I'm done working on a feature, mind you, but without use utf8 I still couldn't put them in even temporarily), then put in the effort to translate them into pure-ASCII English (so transliteration is often not viable) for the code.
Putting non-ASCII characters in your code is a bug.
No, it's not.
Therefore 'use utf8' is a bug.