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Re: `aset` on strings, changing the size in bytes

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: `aset` on strings, changing the size in bytes
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:41:04 -0700
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>>>>> "PE" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

PE> Cool! That means we can do Stefan's request simply by reverting Kenichi
PE> Handa's patch that introduced the ability to change the byte length of a
PE> string (commit 3c9de1afcde82a99137721436c822059cce79b5b dated 2000-07-21
PE> 06:45:30 UTC), since that patch made the code explicitly disagree with the
PE> documentation. Though this leaves open the question of why Handa made that
PE> change in the first place.

I'd like to hear Handa's rationale, but otherwise am +1 for reverting.

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