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Re: Re: Re: pack peculiarity

by pg (Canon)
on Dec 27, 2003 at 07:13 UTC ( [id://317165]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: pack peculiarity
in thread pack peculiarity

I like the infomation you added. But you may want to reconsider your statement that "Perl's strings are a string of bytes", as there are actually two semantics: bytes and characters, especially when you have unicode in mind. (Obviously the actual storage is a stream of octets, but there are two different semantics to interpret. There is a very subtle difference in the concept of octet and byte, and probably you noticed that those two words are used very carefully nowadays in all kinds of standards.)

I know what you meant, just thought that that pariticular statement might be a little bit too generalized.

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