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Re^2: Jargon relating to Perl stringsby ikegami (Pope)
|on Jan 18, 2012 at 02:22 UTC||Need Help??|
Indeed. I discovered this reading JavaFan's post.
Perfect. I shall update.
UTF8=0 storage format.
If so, then reading 5 bytes produces a variable number of bytes*. That doesn't jive.
If I read 5 bytes from a file, what I get if 5 bytes as far as I'm concerned. I'm open to a better word that "byte" for this, but I haven't come across one.
An octet is simply an 8-bit byte. But since that's what byte means in all relevant circumstances anyway*, "octet" is no better than "byte".
* — Perl doesn't currently support systems with byte sizes other than 8.
No, but it can happen. Say you have:
And say one day you convert your source files to UTF-8.
The code is still fine, yet the string in the latter has UTF8=1.