UTF-8 decoding

Christian Maeder maeder at tzi.de
Fri Feb 10 07:03:38 EST 2006

Simon Marlow wrote:
> I'm not sure I see the problem - the I/O library doesn't do unicode 
> encoding/decoding, it always just takes the low 8 bits of each 
> character, hence truncating Unicode to Latin-1.  If you restrict 
> yourself to Latin-1 characters in string literals, then I/O will work as 
> expected (i.e. Latin-1 only).

But if ghc-6.5 will expect utf-8 encoded source files all other haskell 
applications reading or writing haskell files must be adapted as well or 
am I wrong?


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