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Re^5: perl & SQL best practices

by doom (Deacon)
on Apr 30, 2012 at 20:22 UTC ( #968145=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: perl & SQL best practices
in thread perl & SQL best practices

That's right, you've got to measure everything, everything! When I design a system I always write the code every possible way and then benchmark each of them against each other before roll-out.

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[1nickt]: Yaerox probably best to whip up an SSCCE demonstrating the failure in what you have now and post to SoPW as a question.
[Corion]: Yaerox: That's a somewhat hard problem. Encode solves the conversion part, but for guessing what encoding a file is in, that's the hard part
[Corion]: Yaerox: There is Encode::Guess, but that needs a limited set of inputs, and it also cannot handle multiple single-byte encodings
[Corion]: If you have a BOM, that's a really easy way to recognize UTF-8. Otherwise, you can try to decode a file from UTF-8, and if that works OK and doesn't crash, most likely the file was valid UTF-8
[Corion]: But as "ansi" (Latin-1?) is a single-byte encoding, any file is a valid ANSI file

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