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- Subject: Re: Could Lua itself become UTF8-aware?
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:21:35 -0300
> At present all the entries from 0x80 to 0xFF in the constant array
> luai_ctype in lctype.c are zero: no bit set.
> There are three unused bits. Couldn't two of them be used to mean
> UTF8_FIRST and UTF8_CONT?
> This is only the first step, but if the idea is shot down here already,
> the others need not be mentioned.
This particular idea has very low cost, so I don't see why to shot it
down before knowing the rest of the story. What does it mean for Lua
to be "UTF-8 aware"?