Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Keep It Simple, Stupid

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
I needed the length of the string to write the string and its length in a binary file.

I'm only using _utf8_on in this example, in the original code, the string already had its utf8 flag on (it was coming from gtk2 (which uses utf8 everywhere), so I was expecting it to be utf8-encoded.

I understand that my code was ambiguous because it depends on the internal representation, I've written it a long time ago when I didn't have much experience in perl, and didn't really know how utf8 was handled.

But I don't think using a string in pack should result in something that depends on the internal representation of the string : the internal representation should be internal :)

Honestly, I don't like how utf8 is handled in perl, it tries to do everything automagically, but this makes things less clear.

In reply to Re^5: Understanding pack and unpack changes for binary data between 5.8 and 5.10 by squentin
in thread Understanding pack and unpack changes for binary data between 5.8 and 5.10 by dkg

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others perusing the Monastery: (6)
    As of 2018-07-21 15:49 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?
      It has been suggested to rename Perl 6 in order to boost its marketing potential. Which name would you prefer?

      Results (449 votes). Check out past polls.