[erlang-bugs] Bug in Erlang/OTP 17 [RELEASE CANDIDATE 1]

Steve Vinoski <>
Fri Feb 21 16:38:15 CET 2014


Agreed. On OS X:

$ file -I bug.erl
bug.erl: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

Adding %% -*- coding: utf-8 -*- to the top of the file causes the file to
be saved as UTF-8:

$ file -I bug.erl
bug.erl: text/plain; charset=utf-8

and after that, the compiler -- or more specifically, the file_io_server --
is happy again.

--steve



On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Vlad Dumitrescu <>wrote:

> Hi Joe,
>
> Are you sure it's encoded in utf-8 originally? The file I downloaded isn't
> but it might be any of the systems it went through that messed it up.
>
> regards,
> Vlad
>
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 2:07 PM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
>
>> I can't compile files with UFT characters in R17
>>
>> With R17 [RELEASE CANDIDATE 1]
>>
>> $ erlc bug.erl
>> bug.erl:8: cannot parse file, giving up
>> bug.erl:8: no module definition
>> bug.erl:8: cannot translate from UTF-8
>>
>> With R16B
>>
>> joe:paradis-master joe$ ~/nobackup/otp_src_R16B/bin/erlc bug.erl
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> /Joe
>>
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