[erlang-questions] a surprising atom

Matthew Dempsky <>
Wed Oct 22 20:48:56 CEST 2008


On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Ulf Wiger <> wrote:
> I think that has to do with your tty settings. For me it's:

I think the emphasis was on atoms being arbitrary strings.

> 11> list_to_atom([255]).
> ÿ

Your terminal is broken.  It's using ISO 8859-1 when it should be
using UTF-8.  ;-)



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