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On 06/28/2011 04:24 PM, Lorenzo Donati wrote:
Unicode escape sequences are platform independent. They are useful for
the same reasons why ASCII codes are useful, at least for people working
with Unicode.

Technically, Lua doesn't even require ASCII, as the recent adventures with lctype.c have shown. Unicode is platform specific because not all platforms use the same encoding (UTF-8 vs UTF-16). And when Unicode isn't being used at all this will just be dead-weight in the parser.

How about supporting escape sequences greater than 255 when sizeof(char)>1 ?

- tom