in reply to Re^4: Default encoding rules leave me puzzled... (use open qw/ :std :locale /;
in thread Default encoding rules leave me puzzled...
It's your use utf8; statement that explicitly converts the source code to perl's internal format, which happens to be latin-1 in this case. The output operation then doesn't convert anything. Maybe I should have said that no implicit conversion takes place, because I don't coutn the use utf8; as automatic/implicit.
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