in reply to Re^5: How is perl able to handle the null byte?
in thread How is perl able to handle the null byte?

This is the passage from the ('a', possibly superceded), ANSI/ISO C spec that worries me: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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