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Re^6: How is perl able to handle the null byte?by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
|on Jun 17, 2006 at 07:45 UTC||Need Help??|
This is the passage from the ('a', possibly superceded), ANSI/ISO C spec that worries me:
From Wikipedia (my emphasis).
The Unicode standard 4.0 says that "ANSI/ISO C leaves the semantics of the wide character set to the specific implementation but requires that the characters from the portable C execution set correspond to their wide character equivalents by zero extension."
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