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- Subject: Re: Is it possible to add utf-8 lua source file support in lua 5.2?
- From: Rob Kendrick <rjek@...>
- Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:47:16 +0100
On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 08:45:01PM +1000, Quae Quack wrote:
> On 27 September 2010 20:22, Rob Kendrick <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 08:00:32PM +1000, Quae Quack wrote:
> >> why not use ungetc?
> > Because Lua is written in C, and C's ungetc is not guarenteed to work
> > for more tha one byte.
> Not guaranteed to work, but you can try, checking for EOF.
And then what? Do precisely what the OP does. :) Alternatively, I'd
suggest not advocating the support of broken files generated by broken
tools. Fix the tools, not the language.