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On 2/23/12 2:27 AM, Miles Bader wrote:
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...


I find this bifurcating, the only way to figure the intent of the poster,
(ironic | serious) is by looking up the history of his postings.

Of course one should think for oneself. But there is no way to
"follow" the conversation here sometimes ...