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Unicode issues regarding the Window OS file system and their handling from Perl

Just released an article on  i-programmer called
Unicode issues regarding the Window OS file system and their handling from Perl

Intro : "
Unicode is supposed to make character handling easy, but living with a legacy system that uses multibyte encoding makes things complicated. This article looks at  the real world of Perl Unicode integration and exposes a set of problems that also occurs in other languages and systems. "

old gcc + new a2ps = library mismatch

I wanted to set up a2ps 4.14 on an old SCO Unix machine (which suprsingly had a gcc compiler installed) for Transforming Ingres' legacy reports with PostScript 

Before you set up a2ps, you have to set gperf up first. Its installation  was a breeze, so I assumed that a2ps would install easily too.....However that was not the case; when reaching the 'make' phase I was getting the following error :

Making all in lib make all-am Making all in src make all-am /bin/ksh ../libtool --tag=CC --mode=link gcc -g -O2 -o a2ps main.o read.o sshread.o ssheet.o select.o generate.o delegate.o regex.o buffer.o ve rsions.o ffaces.o version-etc.o long-options.o parsessh.o lexssh.o lexps.o sh eets-map.o ../lib/liba2ps.la -lm gcc -g -O2 -o a2ps main.o read.o sshread.o ssheet.o select.o generate.o delegate .o regex.o buffer.o versions.o ffaces.o version-etc.o long-options.o parsessh.o lexssh.o lexps.o sheets-map.o ../lib/.libs/liba2ps.a -lm Undefined …