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Re: Jargon relating to Perl strings

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jan 17, 2012 at 23:54 UTC ( #948444=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Jargon relating to Perl strings

Any glossary that starts out by trying to redefine the (industry standard) term "byte" to mean something other than the "minimally addressable unit of memory by the processor", invalidates itself from that point on. Just pissing in the wind.

As for "the Unicode bug", Unicode is the bug.

There's no point in rehashing the arguments, but one thing worth saying is that as long as people like you continue to try and rewrite history is this way, in an attempt to excuse the broken Perl implementation of Unicode, the longer it will be before we can get back to a world of sensible, sane, predictable and intuitively usable semantics.


With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

The start of some sanity?


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