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perldiag: Add clarification.
authorKarl Williamson <khw@cpan.org>
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:21:36 +0000 (18:21 -0600)
committerKarl Williamson <khw@cpan.org>
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:13:41 +0000 (11:13 -0600)
pod/perldiag.pod

index e3a4fb0..0ae6299 100644 (file)
@@ -1437,7 +1437,8 @@ underlying byte is stored as a character, with utf8::encode().
 (W syntax) The C<\cI<X>> construct is intended to be a way to specify
 non-printable characters.  You used it for a printable one, which is better
 written as simply itself, perhaps preceded by a backslash for non-word
-characters.
+characters.  Doing it the way you did is not portable across ASCII vs
+EBCDIC platforms.
 
 =item Cloning substitution context is unimplemented