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Jay Carlson <> writes:
> One example of this is utf8 validity. assert_utf8(s) really wants to
> privately decorate s with s::utf8.is_valid. As it happens there are
> some reserved bits left in Lua string internals so this is one of
> those rare cases of a cooperative v(ictim).

... except that "is valid utf8" is probably not a sufficiently important
or useful concept to warrant using rare reserved bits for...


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