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Re: Invalid read syntax for compiled bool vector

From: Lars Brinkhoff
Subject: Re: Invalid read syntax for compiled bool vector
Date: 26 Apr 2004 19:47:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
> 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.

Yes.  Since the print syntax for bool-vectors looks like strings, I
would sugggest doing whatever the print syntax for strings does.

Lars Brinkhoff,         Services for Unix, Linux, GCC, HTTP
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