[Catalyst] Re: New Catalyst Release on CPAN!

Aristotle Pagaltzis pagaltzis at gmx.de
Fri Jun 14 04:03:25 GMT 2013

* Evan Carroll <me at evancarroll.com> [2013-06-14 03:40]:
> > But the quick summary includes UTF8 support out of the box, support
> > for event loops and async code (including goodies like Websockets,
> > and all that stuff) as well as the usual assortment of documentation
> > fixes and related dependency fixes.
> I wish people would stop saying that in such a vague fashion. It seems
> as if there is no such thing as "UTF-8" out of the box. Every time it
> comes up and someone requests it, I see a very complex and detailed
> message by a UTF-8 wizzard about why it's not possible and why such
> a request is a stupid one. Then a few months later, I see people
> claiming it's been done in some niche area.
> There is Catalyst::Plugin::Unicode::Encoding
> And, Catalyst::Plugin::Unicode
> What's wrong with those two, and what does the core magically do now?

There is nothing wrong with CP:Unicode::Encoding; the CP:Unicode POD has
long said what is wrong with it; John’s link explains what the core does
now. Spoiler: no magic.

I wish people would take the time to read what they are responding to
before they respond to it.

(And the antidote to the seeming back-and-forth about Unicode is to go
and figure out enough of how text is modelled in computers that you gain
gain the independent ability to judge what they say about it rather than
being beholden to being told what will or won’t work. You will find that
some things can be done and some things can’t be done, and that there is
no contradiction in that. There are no gurus.)

Aristotle Pagaltzis // <http://plasmasturm.org/>

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