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On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 04:17:04PM +0000, Marcus wrote:
> Miles Bader <miles <at>> writes:
> > OTOH, it just encourages this little microsoftian perversity, which
> > pervades their toolset, and encourages other lazy devs to just copy
> > MS's behavior in their own tools (thus spreading the disease).
> What's so bad about a BOM?

It serves no purpose for UTF-8 documents, and it's against convention to
add one.  It causes all these pointless head aches when people who
insist on using broken tools complain that Lua's somehow at fault.

It's not the first time it's come up.