[erlang-questions] unicode + version < 17.0

Benoit Chesneau bchesneau@REDACTED
Thu Apr 17 21:05:50 CEST 2014

finally I chosed the easy way:


On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 5:52 PM, José Valim <jose.valim@REDACTED
> wrote:

> Oops, talk about me going off-topic. :)
> There is definitely an issue with the third case, which will be a binary
> encoded in latin1 or utf-8 depending on the erlang version. The proposed
> solution will work as long as users give the InEnc explicitly as I don't
> believe there is a way to retrieve the encoding of the binary. I can't
> think of any alternative.
> I would also change the solution to fail on the second clause. I would
> rather be explicit the user is passing data in the wrong encoding/format
> than try to guess it (which may lead to bad guesses).
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