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Re: string-bytes and coding systems


From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: string-bytes and coding systems
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:37:32 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> When this text gets written to file it will also be encoded as
>>> utf-8, ergo testing string lengths with `string-bytes' is going to
>>> always produce the right results in the final file.
>> I suggest to use filepos-to-bufferpos to find where to break text into
>> lines.
>
> BTW, filepos-to-bufferpos uses string-bytes (or equivalent data, with
> the same caveat for raw bytes) for utf-8 buffers ;-)

Hmm, maybe it will be bindat.el after all! Or I'll just keep the current
in-buffer string-bytes approach and wait for something to explode.




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