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Re: libnettle/libhogweed WIP

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: libnettle/libhogweed WIP
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:48:55 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> But Emacs does have functions already that are rather... vague... about
> what they do in this area and people seem to live with the ambiguity:
> (base64-decode-string (base64-encode-string "Héllo"))
> => "H\351llo"

Yes, we have such cases of permissiveness in many places.
I think they're all errors and would rather not make it worse.

> The less confusion in this area the better, and especially for
> encryption functions where you really want to get the correct text back
> again, I think it would be better, long-term, to not allow non-unibyte
> text inputs.

My thoughts exactly.


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