|To:||"rakudobug [...] perl.org" <rakudobug [...] perl.org>|
|From:||Dan Zwell <dan [...] zwell.net>|
|Date:||Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:27:50 +0000|
|Subject:||Unicode: Windows shells print garbage instead of "｢｣"|
The Windows command shells I've used (CMD and Cmder) fail to print the "｢｣" that are part of stringified matches. This is a significant issue, since new users use regular expressions when working through tutorials.
Since pasting these characters into the console will also yield garbage, I suggest we pick different symbols, like "┘┌", instead. (IMO, it's important to choose two symbols that will not blend together when showing an empty match.)
The current output:
> say 'a' ~~ /./
Note: I'm using the October 2017 Rakudo release.