Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl-Sensitive Sunglasses

Re: Diiference between these two filenames / strings

by roboticus (Chancellor)
on Sep 12, 2019 at 18:08 UTC ( #11106085=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Diiference between these two filenames / strings

Anonymous Monk:

It's kind of hard to point to the difference from here: The strings you posted could have been encoded/decoded in various places between getting into your text editor and getting into the PerlMonks site. It could be that your local code page1 supports the first string but not the second (forcing it to UTF-8).

As a native ASCIIan, I tend to find Unicode frustrating. Not because it's frustrating in and of itself, but because with enough systems to go through, there's frequently a monkey in the middle causing difficulty.

It's the same experience I had with XML--too many programmers2 think you can create XML simply by doing a little string manipulation to wrap some stuff in tags and/or quotes. Then they insist that their "XML" file is valid, even when it violates *dozens* of rules laid out in the standard, and multiple XML validators insist that it isn't valid.


1 Assuming you're running Windows.

2 At least some 10+ years ago when I had to deal extensively with XML. The situation may suck less nowadays.


When your only tool is a hammer, all problems look like your thumb.

  • Comment on Re: Diiference between these two filenames / strings

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://11106085]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others scrutinizing the Monastery: (5)
As of 2020-06-07 10:40 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    Do you really want to know if there is extraterrestrial life?

    Results (42 votes). Check out past polls.