[erlang-questions] utf8 in source files

Allan Wegan <>
Tue Nov 9 06:52:03 CET 2010


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>> It should assume that a BOM is present at the start of the file.
> Why? BOMs are for UTF-16 and UTF-32 which are generally silly encodings to use in source file

It does not hurt to support BOMs. They may be used with UTF-8 too and
Erlang already has easy to use functions dealing with BOM detection.
If there is no BOM, UTF-8 will be assumed anyway. Nothing is lost due to
supporting BOMs.

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