[Haskell-cafe] Has character changed in GHC 6.8?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Wed Jan 23 04:13:26 EST 2008

On 1/22/08, Ian Lynagh <igloo at earth.li> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 03:59:24PM +0000, Magnus Therning wrote:
> >
> > Yes, of course, stupid me.  But it is still the UTF-8 representation of
> "ö",
> > not Latin-1, and this brings me back to my original question, is this an
> > intentional change in 6.8?
> Yes (in 6.8.2, to be precise).
> It's in the release notes:
> http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.8.2/html/users_guide/release-6-8-2.html
> GHCi now treats all input as unicode, except for the Windows console
> where we do the correct conversion from the current code page.

Excellent news.  One step closer to sanity when it comes to character
encodings on the command line :-)

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