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Of bytes and encoded strings

Of bytes and encoded strings

Posted Jan 25, 2014 14:23 UTC (Sat) by vonbrand (guest, #4458)
In reply to: Of bytes and encoded strings by kleptog
Parent article: Of bytes and encoded strings

See, the "everything is ASCII" assumption is exactly what collided with reality when non-English languages became common enough in computing to have to be really considered. Entertaining to watch, if you could stand on the sidelines...


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Of bytes and encoded strings

Posted Jan 26, 2014 17:48 UTC (Sun) by kleptog (subscriber, #1183) [Link]

Umm, I never said everything is ASCII. I said every common encoding in use is ASCII compatible to such an extent that splitting on a tab is going to always work fine.


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