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 bytes - Perl pragma to force byte semantics rather than character semantics


NAME

bytes - Perl pragma to force byte semantics rather than character semantics


SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • Windows

SYNOPSIS

    use bytes;
    no bytes;


DESCRIPTION

WARNING: The implementation of Unicode support in Perl is incomplete. See the perlunicode manpage for the exact details.

The use bytes pragma disables character semantics for the rest of the lexical scope in which it appears. no bytes can be used to reverse the effect of use bytes within the current lexical scope.

Perl normally assumes character semantics in the presence of character data (i.e. data that has come from a source that has been marked as being of a particular character encoding).

To understand the implications and differences between character semantics and byte semantics, see the perlunicode manpage.


SEE ALSO

the perlunicode manpage, the utf8 manpage

 bytes - Perl pragma to force byte semantics rather than character semantics