On Dec 04, 2004, at 11:51, Larry Wall wrote:
On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 10:12:12PM +0000, Tim Bunce wrote:
: I've no problem with 'utf8' being perl's unrestricted uft8 encoding,
: but "UTF-8" is the name of the standard and should give the
: corresponding behaviour.
For what it's worth, that's how I've always kept them straight in my
Also for what it's worth, Perl 6 will mostly default to strict but make
it easy to switch back to lax.
Okay, Looks like the verdict is reached.
1. "utf8" will stay liberal
2. "UTF-8" will be strict
The rest is mostly implemenation.
2.1. What will the canonnical name of the strict version of "UTF-8" be
? Gisle already submitted me a test patch and it uses 'utf-8-strict'.
If there is no objection, I would like to use that.
2.2. CAVEAT: "UTF8" will be "utf8", not "utf-8-strict", since Encode
aliasing is case insensitive.
2.3. Degree of stricture. How strict are we going to make utf-8-strict?
a. simply make use of UTF8_ALLOW_* in utf8.h ?
b. unmapped codepoints banned as well?
IMHO a. is strict enough since mapped codepoints are subject to
as Unicode Standard updates.
2.4 We can always make "UTF-8" liberal by reapplying alias.
Anything else missing?
Dan the Encode Maintainer