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Re: Apocalypse 12

by jonadab (Parson)
on Apr 23, 2004 at 20:13 UTC ( [id://347733]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Apocalypse 12

Heck, there are even cross-platform compatibility issues if you stick to ASCII. Not all the world is ASCII.

Enough of the computer world supports ASCII that it's reasonable to use any printable character from the ASCII set. Platforms that don't use ASCII natively should have translation utilities for it by now, surely. Now, if you write code that changes case by adding and subtracting or similar schenanighans, then of course that's another matter, but just using a printable ASCII character is a fairly portable thing. (By "printable", I mean from decimal 32 up through decimal 126. The control characters are more likely causes of trouble.)

;$;=sub{$/};@;=map{my($a,$b)=($_,$;);$;=sub{$a.$b->()}} split//,".rekcah lreP rehtona tsuJ";$\=$;[-1]->();print

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Re: Apocalypse 12
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Apr 24, 2004 at 11:24 UTC

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