[erlang-questions] Atom Unicode Support

José Valim <>
Wed Feb 3 18:37:59 CET 2016


The comparison on binaries are done at the byte level, so there is no
collation. Lists (strings) compare integer codepoints, so no collation as
well. Atoms are also byte-oriented, I believe, but we will have mixed
encoding because "josé" will be encoded as latin1 if possible, so no
collation either.

I believe the default comparison rules won't change. Collation support
needs to be provided as a library.

*José Valim*
www.plataformatec.com.br
Skype: jv.ptec
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