Strings handled differently in the shell and compiled modules
Thu Feb 18 23:27:32 CET 2010
I've just been working on some code and came across a surprising result
and wonder if it's a bug.
If I create a module with a unicode string:
Then the following is true in the shell:
unitest:test() =/= "©|®|™|[\\-\\.!,]".
That is, the string literal in the module is a list of utf-8 bytes and
the shell string literal is a list of unicode codepoints; string
literals have a different value depending on their context.
Have I simply missed something in the documentation that says this is
the expected behaviour? If not, then it'd be nice if shell code and
module code behaved as similarly as possible.
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