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

Robert Virding <>
Wed Oct 17 12:53:58 CEST 2012


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Raimo Niskanen" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, 17 October, 2012 11:36:19 AM
> 
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 03:33:54PM +0100, Ian wrote:
> > On 16/10/2012 15:25, Raimo Niskanen wrote:
> > >If you have Latin-1 (8-bit ASCII) source code with codes > 255 it
> > >is safest to
> > >add an encoding comment.
> > I think  you meant > 127 :)
> 
> I was off by one. Thank you very much.
> 
> > 
> > Getting a byte > 255  would be a fine trick if you could do it.
> > 
> 
> All I need is some weird system with 9-bit bytes...

The old PDP 10 had 36-bit words and in some uses (emacs) had 9-bit bytes, 4 to a word. IIRC the standard was 5 7-bit bytes but I can't remember how the last bit was used. I think this was continued into the Lisp-machines, at least the space-cadet kbd had lots of extra qualifiers: the "normal" ctrl, the META which set the 8th bit, another CTRL which set the 9th bit, and a HYPER and SUPER which I can't remember what they set.

Robert



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