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Re: Invalid read syntax for compiled bool vector

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Invalid read syntax for compiled bool vector
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 18:08:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Apparently, you have to bind coding-system-for-write before writing a
>     source file with a literal bool-vector constant in it, or else Emacs
>     will either ask the user for the coding system, or write the file
>     using some default coding system which may not do the right thing.
> I guess we should change the syntax for bool-vectors
> so as to put just 4 bits into each character.
> The question is how to do that in a somewhat compatible way.

The print syntax could use octal or hexadecimal escapes in the bit string.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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