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bug#18520: string ports should not have an encoding

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#18520: string ports should not have an encoding
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:25:02 +0200
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> skribis:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> David Kastrup <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> For error messages, yes.  For associating a position in a string with a
>>> previously parsed closure, no.
>> But wouldn’t a line/column pair be as suitable as a unique identifier as
>> the position in the file?
> As long as the reencoded UTF-8 is byte-identical to the original.

Sorry, what do you mean by “reencoded UTF-8”?  The internal string port

Line/column info remains identical regardless of the encoding, so I tend
to think it’s more robust to use that.


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