in reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: DBD::Mysql Messing with my data?
in thread DBD::Mysql Messing with my data?

Binmode is needed for any file system that can mangle the data on the way to the file. That is becoming more and more an issue on *nix systems when using different character encodings (like utf). Perl 5.8 has better support for locales and different character encodings so it is becoming important to use binmode on all systems when necessary.

90% of every Perl application is already written.