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Re^3: A "Perl-7" that I could actually USE right now

by vkon (Curate)
on Jun 26, 2013 at 18:54 UTC ( #1040829=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: A "Perl-7" that I could actually USE right now
in thread A "Perl-7" that I could actually USE right now

++, nice points
I was disappointed somewhat by verdict on p5p on this - "we're just not discussing it, please stop, the idea is stupid, dixi..."

have a nice day :)

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[LanX]: I think it's a flag problem ... I'll produce a reprodocable example for SOPW
[Corion]: "flag problem" to me sounds like "contains UTF-8 bytes but was never properly decoded to an UTF-8 string"
[LanX]: not my code ...
[choroba]: yeah, sounds like one of the strings is not flagged as UTF-8
[choroba]: which usually means its input wasn't handled correctly
[Corion]: choroba: Yeah, I think that would be the good solution
[LanX]: I suspect the first string which comes from the DB ...
[LanX]: ... but this part is already in production for a year now
[Corion]: LanX: The "good" approach here would be to use the appropriate DBI parameters to make the driver decode strings properly. But that will have a ripple-on effect of messing up all the places where manual decoding happens ;)
[LanX]: which means albeit being broken UTF8 it'll be handled correctly

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