[erlang-questions] correct terminology for referring to strings

Ian <>
Wed Aug 1 11:52:28 CEST 2012

On 01/08/2012 09:39, Richard Carlsson wrote:

> [the shell is] a different environment from source files, and as you 
> described, the shell nowadays detects your locale and translates UTF-8 
> console input into a string literal containing Unicode code points. 
> This is exactly how it would happen in source code as well, if the 
> compiler only knew how to detect that a source file is in a different 
> encoding from Latin1. So the compiler is really the main thing that 
> needs to be fixed, and then there should be no surprises on the 
> encoding level anymore.
Anyone any idea about timescales for making the compiler aware of the 


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