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.