Best of 2018 to you. But this isn’t a re­al blog post, it’s a place­hold­er to de­bug a sub­tle Uni­code bug in my com­ment sys­tem that doesn’t ap­pear on my stag­ing en­vi­ron­men­t. *sigh*

Aaaaand, that does it. The bug was in­tro­duced when I switched over to Ru­by 2.x, ap­prox­i­mate­ly five years af­ter I should have. Ru­by 2 is known to have dif­fer­ences in UTF-8 han­dling. That turned out to be OK, the bug was in the fifteen-year-old Perl sub­strate. I have to say I’m a dif­fer­ent kind of per­son than I was when I bashed out that Perl in 2002. And while I don’t want to diss Per­l, I would nev­er do any­thing like that again.

Oh well, par­don the in­ter­rup­tion.


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From: Tim (Jan 01 2018, at 14:53)

Is this thing “on”?


From: Tim (Jan 01 2018, at 15:09)

“Ouch”, he said.


From: Tim (Jan 01 2018, at 15:21)

There used to be a bug with embedded URIs.


From: Tim (Jan 01 2018, at 15:24)

One more time:


From: Dave Pawson (Jan 02 2018, at 00:12)

Nice to know even Tim Bray makes mistakes. Equally, that he can debug it :-)

Happy new year Tim


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