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- Subject: Re: Unicode
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 15:40:42 -0300
> Any thought for doing generic string type support, like numbers with the
We tried that, but gave up. It was too complex... Anyway, we try to
make sure that `char' is used in Lua only for characters (we use a
typedefed `lu_byte' for small integers). We also try to easy the task of
automatically inserting an `L' in all string/char literals.
But I guess the easiest way to use Unicode in Lua is with a multibyte
representation (e.g. UTF-8). Then, you mainly (only?) need a new string
library; everything else should work without modifications.