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Re^9: How to reverse a (Unicode) string

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 31, 2011 at 16:37 UTC ( #885306=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^8: Repurposing reverse
in thread How to reverse a (Unicode) string

I'm an Anonymous Monk who suggested someone submit perlbug report -- i don't really follow everything you two are saying

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Re^10: How to reverse a (Unicode) string
by Jim (Curate) on Jan 31, 2011 at 23:39 UTC

    I intend to submit a perlbug report. I've never used perlbug before, so I want to take the time to do it right and not botch it. I get the sense the Perl maintainers don't suffer fools lightly, so I don't want to be foolish.

    The only thing I am saying in this discussion is that several of Perl's built-in string functions (e.g., reverse) are not sufficiently Unicode-conforming. Today, a modern scripting language whose traditional strength is text processing needs to be fully capable of handling the complex richness of Unicode with aplomb. An important example of something a modern scripting language needs to be able to do is this: When it reverses Unicode text, it must do it correctly by grapheme clusters, not incorrectly by code points.

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