in reply to Re^3: Binary value of string
in thread Binary value of string

My gut feel is that as the are so many different "unicode standard" encodings out there in the wild, the chances of getting false positives from undetected transmission errors using sum-the-ordinals values, is far higher then using sum-the-bytes values.

I don't understand this. I can't think of any issue that would affect

sum unpack 'W*', decode 'UTF-8', $utf8

that wouldn't also affect

sum unpack 'C*', $utf8