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Re^3: perltidy and UTF-8 BOM

by ikegami (Pope)
on May 22, 2018 at 20:15 UTC ( #1215065=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: perltidy and UTF-8 BOM
in thread perltidy and UTF-8 BOM

UTF-8 can also be guessed, but it is harder and can be mixed up with some legacy encoding.

Not really. The problem is the amount of lookahead needed. With a BOM, one can be sure after reading just a few bytes.

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