[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #25259: Helper functions for mbstring.func_overload

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#25259: Helper functions for mbstring.func_overload
 Reporter:  dd32          |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  3.7
Component:  General       |    Version:
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:
 Similar to #25061, WP_HTTP_Streams doesn't account for
 `mbstring.func_overload`, and since it's also going to be an issue with
 WP_Filesystem in #25237 I've gone searching for a simpler solution.

 Attached is a patch which introduces a helper function to set/reset the
 mbstring internal encoding, limited testing performed, but it appears to
 work as expected.
 It's possible to call it multiple times (nested) as long as there are the
 same number of reset calls made.

 An alternative solution, would be to set the mbstring internal encoding
 '''globally''' for WordPress, forcing it to our preferred character
 encoding, something that although I love the idea of at first, it may have
 significant impacts for users who actually rely upon it.

 Commits where we've implemented workarounds: [25051] [17592]
 It also appears the [http://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/src/wp-
 includes/ID3/getid3.php#L144 ID3] library doesn't like
 `mbstring.func_overload`, in addition to
 includes/pomo/streams.php#L18 pomo] having a
 includes/pomo/streams.php#L62 set of workarounds] for it.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/25259>
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