From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 10:19:49 CST
Arcane Jill <arcanejill at ramonsky dot com> wrote:
> It's just an escape sequence - like prefixing a character with
> when inside a string constant. Does that make it non-conformant? Is
> common practice of replacing quote with backslash-quote in string
> non-conformant, because backslash isn't a PUA character? If so, I
> suitably chastised, but if not, there is nothing supernatural about
> magic-numbers, signature-bytes, etc., to identify an escape sequence.
> simply chose a string longer than "\" (and therefore less likely to
You're right, it is just an escape sequence. I stand corrected.
Frankly I don't care what Lars chooses to do internally with his data.
It's his business, as long as he does not leak his
almost-but-not-quite-UTF-8 scheme into the outside world and label it an
"extension" or "adaptation" of UTF-8, and especially as long as he
doesn't try to get it recognized as such by Unicode. That's what
happened with CESU-8, and it's not right.
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