in reply to App::Cmd::Command and abstract encoding

One would hope that...

use utf8;

... would be sufficient, as that's how you tell Perl that some code is in UTF-8. It doesn't look like App::Cmd::Command pays heed to this though (see the abstract method defined therein).

I'd argue that this is a bug.

Personally I'd just do:

use utf8; use constant abstract => q(go to the café);
package Cow { use Moo; has name => (is => 'lazy', default => sub { 'Mooington' }) } say Cow->new->name