[Haskell-cafe] Re: UTF-8 BOM, really!?

Ketil Malde ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Mon Jan 31 06:26:44 EST 2005

"Bayley, Alistair" <Alistair_Bayley at ldn.invesco.com> writes:

>> How can it make sense to have a BOM in UTF-8? 

> "Q: Where is a BOM useful?

> A: A BOM is useful at the beginning of files that are typed as text, but for
> which it is not known whether they are in big or little endian format..."

I think the question is how a single byte can have a byte order.

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