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Re: Re: Unicode, regex's, encodings, and all that (Perl 5.6 and 5.8)

by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor)
on Dec 24, 2002 at 19:36 UTC ( [id://222127]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Unicode, regex's, encodings, and all that (Perl 5.6 and 5.8)
in thread Unicode, regex's, encodings, and all that (Perl 5.6 and 5.8)

Ah,
The pragma is a per script, not a per block lexical. Only the last use encoding or no encoding matters, and it affects the whole script.
Really should say something like
The pragma is not block-scoped like lexicals and strict. Rather, any use/no encoding statement has an immediate effect starting on the next statement in the file. It does not "pop" at the end of the block or current module, but continues on until another use or no encoding statement is encountered.

FWIW, I don't think I'm "interpreting" the sentence "only the last one matters and affects the whole script" in an odd way; I think it is written incorrectly and says the wrong thing.

—John

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