TT and UTF8?

Tomas Doran bobtfish at
Sun Jan 31 22:57:00 GMT 2010

On 29 Jan 2010, at 23:10, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
> I've turned off caching in TT, inserted "Motörhead múm" into the
> template as static text and a BOM (od -x 0000000 bbef 3cbf...) as
> the first octets. Works first time, fails second.

Are you using Cache::Memcached from Template::Plugin::Cache? As I was  
bitten by this the other day.. :)

(I'd consider doing this a code smell - but I have some legacy crud  
at $ork with too much logic in TT, so it's useful..)

Aaaaanyway - Cache::Memcached borks everything by not correctly  
storing the utf8 flag...

You can fix this by hacking template::plugin::cache to store a 1 item  
list (and retireve that item), which will cause Cache::Memcached to  
serialize everything through storable, and ergo avoid the issue..  
Which is gross, but works.

I'm also told that if you use CHI, or one of the other clients -  
they're more likely to get it right, but I haven't tried this myself..


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