[erlang-questions] Fwd: Breaking backwards compatibility in Release 17.0-rc2

Richard Carlsson <>
Thu Mar 13 11:49:40 CET 2014


On 2014-03-13 08:26 , Andreas Schumacher wrote:
> We anticipate that there will only be a small amount of files for which
> this automatic workaround needs to kick in. ASCII is valid UTF-8; and
> thus, only files containing ISO-Latin-1 characters #80 and above are
> impacted.

I checked our code base, and found almost 700 .erl and .hrl files 
containing Latin-1 characters. That's only about 15% of all source 
files, so the effect on compilation times of retrying should be small.

You might also want to retry with Latin-1 in file:consult() and the 
other functions in file.erl that depend on encodings.

    /Richard




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