[erlang-questions] unicode in string literals

Michel Rijnders <>
Tue Jul 31 09:39:58 CEST 2012

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 9:05 AM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> Is "encoding(...)"  a good idea?
> There are four reasonable alternatives
>     a) - all files are Latin1
>     b) - all files are UTF8
>     c) - all files are Latin1 or UTF8 and you guess
>     d) - all files are Latin1 or UTF8 or anything else and you tell

I understand it is quite drastic but I would prefer a separate data
type for (unicode) strings.
My other car is a cdr.

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