From: Hans Aberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jan 19 2005 - 12:38:13 CST
On 2005/01/19 01:56, Peter Kirk at email@example.com wrote:
> On 19/01/2005 00:09, Hans Aberg wrote:
>> UTF-8 BOM's seem pointless.
> Maybe. Nevertheless, they exist, not only as a result of unintelligent
> conversion from UTF-16 or UTF-32 to UTF-8, but also because at least one
> UTF-8 editor, Notepad on Windows 2000 (and XP?), always emits a BOM at
> the start of a UTF-8 file.
Well, it seems easier to change that single editor, then. Or write a program
that removes it at need. Note however that most tools will just act on byte
streams. If there is a generated lexer involved, if correctly written, it
will generate an error for anything that is not correct. On the BOM
question, some fellows simply wants the BOM's to be ignored.
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