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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Looking through several of those red minus signs, I saw that apparently a lot of the problem are caused by whether the YAML parser treats the META.yml file as UTF-8, or as some single byte encoding (most likely ISO-8859-1).

    Some examples: 1 [dagolden.com], 2 [dagolden.com], 3 [dagolden.com]

    It looks like a knot needs to be cut through, a decision needs to be made: what encoding should a META.yml file be? Maybe it could make use of a BOM [cpan.org] in case the default is ISO-8859-1, and the author prefers UTF-8, for some reason (for example, to spell his name correctly)?

    I am guessing that once that decision is made, all these parsers can be convinced to treat the META.yml files the same way, and that then, most of these differences will simply vanish.