[Haskell-cafe] Re: getting crazy with character encoding
stefanor at cox.net
Thu Sep 13 09:49:59 EDT 2007
On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 12:06:15PM +0200, Ketil Malde wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 17:40 -0700, Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 12:23:33AM +0000, Aaron Denney wrote:
> > > Unfortunately, at this point it is a well entrenched bug, and changing
> > > the behaviour will undoubtedly break programs.
> > ...
> > > There should be another system for getting the exact bytes in and
> > > out (as Word8s, say, rather than Chars),
> > I'm pretty sure Hugs does the right thing.
> ..which makes me wonder what the right thing actually is?
> Since IO on Unix (or at least on Linux) consists of bytes, I don't see
> how a Unicode-only interface is ever going to do the 'right thing' for
> all people.
I never said it was Unicode-only.
hGetBuf / hPutBuf - Raw Word8 access
getChar etc - Uses locale info
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