[xmonad] spawn functions are not unicode safe

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Thu Jan 15 22:56:50 EST 2009

On 2009 Jan 15, at 12:04, Gwern Branwen wrote:
> Perhaps we're over-thinking all this. Is it a problem in any way to
> run encodeString over a String that is just normal ASCII (that is, no
> funky Unicode)?

AFAIK the only reason this is an issue at all is the desire to keep  
the dependencies of the core minimal; there is no technical reason  
otherwise for leaving the core's spawn as is.  So the real question is  
whether we want to make the core depend on utf8-string or come up with  
some ugly hack that lets core use the ASCII-only version while contrib  
modules can use the UTF8 one.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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