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# WTF if ( defined $r && ref $r && ref $r eq 'HASH' && keys %$r ) { ... }
indeed
if( $r and UNIVERSAL::isa($r,'HASH') and %$r ) { ... }
Exposed internals. I know about the guts. I'd like to not care. KTHX. ..

You don't need to know about the guts, but you do need to encode your data, if you care about its encoding.


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    [ambrus]: This is different from MS Word, which was already a good editor in the pre-unicode days (in word for windows versions 2 and 6, which ran on windows 3 but also on windows 95), only it wasn't trying to solve the task of writing maths papers back then.
    [Discipulus]: ah ok, sounds reasonable; with no fear: Perl all life long
    [ambrus]: Mind you, LaTeX is currently still useful for writing math paper or snippet content without styling in such a way that the
    [ambrus]: formatting conventions of a journal or website can be quickly applied to it, and MS Office and LibreOffice has not quite solved this (although it's better for this than it used to be),
    [ambrus]: which is sort of a drawback compared to the ages of typewritten manuscripts representing content only to which the typesetter applies formatting, but that process required much more manual labor.
    [ambrus]: If you want to typeset a manuscript, you can still do much less work then in the manual typesetting ages and get good formatting.
    [ambrus]: All with only cheap modern computers and software.
    [ambrus]: Something you can have at home and your corner print shop, without a whole printing press's worth of equipment.

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