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Re^4: Alternative to bytes::length()

by creamygoodness (Curate)
on Dec 23, 2009 at 02:25 UTC ( #814043=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Alternative to bytes::length()
in thread Alternative to bytes::length()

Looks like you found the caching mechanism. From perlguts:

w PERL_MAGIC_utf8 vtbl_utf8 UTF-8 length+offset cac +he

As for keeping bytes... meh, my attachment to the bytes pragma extended only to that use case, as the efficiency of CORE::length() with SVf_UTF8 scalars is a bummer. I'm not even going to bother posting to p5p now that my concern has been addressed another way.

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