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On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 3:47 PM, Enrico Colombini <> wrote:
> As has been noted, text functions (regardless of what their behaviour on
> observed systems may be) only guarantee that printable characters, leading
> spaces and the few control characters listed by the standard are preserved:
> the printable information.

+1.  I would not expect any other interpretation, and we understand
that Lua is built on standard C and its limitations.  Otherwise it
will grow its own libc and then it will no longer be the little beast
we know and love.