[erlang-questions] Strings and Text Processing

Matthew Evans <>
Mon Dec 31 21:11:01 CET 2012

Really there are advantages for using both lists or binaries, but I think one of the "issues" with string handling is the need for consistent library support between the two.  What would be nice is to have consistent support with the Erlang libraries to handle both types (e.g. string, re, regexp etc.). 
Just my 2c...

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> Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 23:41:06 +0100
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> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Strings and Text Processing
> On 2012-12-29, at 17:59 , Thomas Lindgren wrote:
> > Good point. A strong erlang unicode library implementing the above would be very nice.
> If anybody wants to give it a shot (beware, it's not for the faint of
> heart) I would strongly recommend reading Daniel Ehrenberg's
> unicode-tagged posts[0], especially his 6 "Unicode implementer's guide"
> (but the rest as well, the whole tag is a goldmine) before diving into
> the Unicode Standard itself.
> [0] http://useless-factor.blogspot.fr/search/label/unicode
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