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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 10:56:36 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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.
>
> Basically, as long as the data is truly utf-8, string-bytes should give
> you the correct answer.  The differences should only occur on characters
> which are outside of utf-8 proper (used to represent invalid utf-8 data).

Sounds close enough for me.




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