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

Fred Hebert <>
Tue Oct 16 16:36:05 CEST 2012


Additional question regarding column numbers and future UTF8 support: 
will the column number be based on byte length, grapheme clusters (what 
I would usually use when typing text in a module), include combining 
characters?

I think we've had many discussions regarding how difficult the idea of a 
length or position in a string can be to figure out -- and I know the 
unicode consortium makes its own recommendation there. I'm just curious 
which is going to be followed.

On 12-10-16 9:51 AM, 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.
>
> Cheers,
> /Patrik
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