[erlang-questions] Why are the two strings outputed in diffrent format?

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Tue Sep 30 07:35:09 CEST 2008

2008/9/30 devdoer bird <>

> OK.  Then I 'll take a look at it io_lib.erl. But one more question: why
> the value 155 is unprintable while 228 is , considering they are both
> greater than 128.

Currently, Erlang assumes that all strings are in ISO latin1. 155 is a
control character in ISO latin1.


Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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