TT and UTF8?

Philip Newton philip.newton at
Mon Feb 1 05:29:45 GMT 2010

2010/1/31 Tomas Doran <bobtfish at>:
> Aaaaanyway - Cache::Memcached borks everything by not correctly storing the utf8 flag...

I wonder whether this is a legacy of its having been developed at
LiveJournal -- which uses UTF-8 for entries etc. but treats it all as
bytes in Perl (I've even seen bits of code that explicitly strip the
UTF-8 flag, I think). So things such as 'ö' would be not just two
bytes but also two (Perl) characters inside LiveJournal's innards.

Philip Newton <philip.newton at>

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