Perl 5.16 vs Ruby 2.0 UTF-8 support

Matt Lawrence matt.lawrence at
Fri Aug 23 20:01:22 BST 2013

On 23/08/2013 19:45, James Laver wrote:
> - UTF-8 is a great interchange format. But it's quite annoying perl 
> doesn't have a flag to automatically en/decode to/from UTF-8 as 
> regards STDIN and STDOUT (and in the case of STDIN, probably anything 
> that <> uses)

Doesn't the -C switch count? Or indeed the PERL_UNICODE environment 


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