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Re: question about Encode::decode('iso-8859-1', ...)

by borisz (Canon)
on Mar 07, 2009 at 02:08 UTC ( #749003=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to question about Encode::decode('iso-8859-1', ...)

But test($x) may return 1 if you use 'utf8' instead of 'iso-8859-1'.


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Re^2: question about Encode::decode('iso-8859-1', ...)
by perl5ever (Pilgrim) on Mar 07, 2009 at 02:23 UTC
    thanks, but do you mean "may return 0 ..." instead of "may return 1 ..." ?

      Well, it can return both :)

      It can return zero for any encoding other than US-ASCII and iso-8859-1.

        Don't think so. Could you provide an example?

        For "any encoding other than US-ASCII and iso-8859-1" to matter while decoding, you'd need wide characters, in which case Perl will croak with "Wide character in subroutine entry at .../ line..." before returning anything. Any non-wide characters will simply be treated as iso-8859-1, because decode('iso-8859-1',...) is telling Perl they are.

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