Total UTF-8 n00b here, but I thought the "byte order" idea of this encoding was "one byte after another from the beginning of the text stream to the end". (Of course, each character in this encoding can be one to four bytes, but the order of the bytes in a character is invariant.) Indeed, this source sez WRT UTF-8 byte order:

The Unicode Standard permits the BOM in UTF-8, but does not require or recommend its use. Byte order has no meaning in UTF-8 ... [emphasis added]
Out of curiosity, what's the reason you're using a BOM for your UTF-8 source code?

Give a man a fish:  <%-{-{-{-<

In reply to Re: perltidy and UTF-8 BOM by AnomalousMonk
in thread perltidy and UTF-8 BOM by morelenmir

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