[m-dev.] proposed unicode support for Mercury

Peter Wang novalazy at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 11:47:35 AEDT 2011

On 2011-02-18, Ian MacLarty <maclarty at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Julien Fischer
> <juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > The following is in regard to Peter Wang's proposed changes for UTF-8 /
> > UTF-16 string support in Mercury -- there are links to Peter's proposed
> > changes below, so I won't attempt to describe them here.
> >
> > At this point, I think we should reach a consensus that this is the
> > right thing to do for Mercury and that Peter's proposed change is the
> > right way of doing it.  (For me, the answer is yes to both questions.)
> >
> I'm for that change.  It would be nice to also officially support
> unicode escape sequences in strings.

Since there are no objections, now seems as good a time as any.
11.01 betas are available for users who don't want to be affected
for now.

Does anyone want to do a detailed review of the patch, or should I just
commit?  Of course I will bootcheck.  Any particular settings I should

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