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Re: use bytes; - what does/should it mean?

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From:
Gisle Aas
Date:
March 12, 2001 11:01
Subject:
Re: use bytes; - what does/should it mean?
Message ID:
lr66hedd8d.fsf@caliper.ActiveState.com
Nick Ing-Simmons <nik@tiuk.ti.com> writes:

> I am essentially asking us to choose between two views of "byte semantics":
> 
> A. Strings are still sequences of logical characters. Character values 
>    > 255 are truncated modulo 256 with a warning.
>    (Which - apart from the warning - is what would have happened in 5.005 etc.)
> 
> B. We see whatever is in the guts at the time. 

I vote for A.  To me, B does not make sense at all.

Regards,
Gisle

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