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Henning Diedrich <> 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...
>> -miles
> 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 ...

I'm sorry, I don't understand what you wrote.  Are you complaining
about thread drift?

Yeah, that happens a lot...


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