[erlang-questions] Pmods, packages, Unicode source code and column numbers in compiler - what will happen in R16?

Tuncer Ayaz <>
Tue Oct 16 16:15:18 CEST 2012

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Patrik Nyblom wrote:
> Hi all!
> The OTP Technical board decisions from last Thursday are
> now published on the erlang.org website, which means that
> the answers to some questions about changes in R16 are
> finally officially answered.

I am not certain how to interpret the following:
"The default file encoding will be ISO-Latin-1 in R16,
but will be changed to UTF-8 in R17.

Source code will need no change in R16, but adding a
comment denoting ISO-Latin-1 encoding will ensure that
the code can be compiled with the R17 compiler."

Will we have to add an encoding comment for unmodified
source code in R17 (that is pure 7-bit ASCII)?

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