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- Subject: Re: Shouldn't "char*" be "unsigned char*"?
- From: Matthias Kluwe <mkluwe@...>
- Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 16:23:49 +0200
2011/5/25 Matthias Kluwe <email@example.com>:
> 2011/5/24 Dirk Laurie <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> Sorry for betraying my newbie-ness, this question was probably asked
>> fifteen years ago.
>> In the Lua API, Lua strings are mapped to C "char*". Is this just a
>> historical accident or a closely reasoned decision, such as that the
>> convenience of the test "if (c<0)" to detect non-ASCII [...]
> Don't assume that char is signed... That is platform and compiler specific.
Oops, just noticed Rob already mentioned this point. Apologies for the noise.