Xavier Noria is a Perl specialist and dynamic languages enthusiast. He teaches Perl at the University of Barcelona, and is co-founder and CTO of ASPgems.
Publish Date: Aug. 17, 2006
Munging text is familiar to agile language programmers. It's very straightforward, right? Text comes in, text changes, and text goes out. Yet in a multi-OS world with networks, internationalization, and character sets, is text really that simple? Xavier Noria delves into how computers handle text to explain the newline problem and how to work with it in agile languages.
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