[Haskell-cafe] Type system madness

Steve Schafer steve at fenestra.com
Wed Jul 11 15:32:34 EDT 2007

On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 20:10:00 +0100, you wrote:

>When I tell the editor to save UTF-8, it inserts some weird "BOM" 
>character at the start of the file - and thus, any attempt at 
>programatically processing that file instantly fails. :-(

Which means that your processor doesn't properly understand UTF-8. A BOM
character isn't required for UTF-8 (it really only makes sense with
UTF-16), but a UTF-8-aware processor should skip right over it if it's

Steve Schafer
Fenestra Technologies Corp.

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