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  • Apparently, "\xCA" is a non-breaking space on the Mac — the same as "\xA0" on Windows and in ISO-Latin-1, and " " in HTML.

    So why wouyld BBEdit replace a normal space with a non-breaking space? It doesn't quite add up.

    • It seems the alt + space combination inserts this character, so writing code like:

      open(FIN "<$file") || die "Unable ...

      Triggers this often, resulting in compilation error :-/