At 12:35 08/09/22, Michael Selig wrote:
>While I think about it, there is at least one more issue with  
>"default_internal" - support for ASCII-8BIT aka "BINARY".
>
>I imagine that most people who use this encoding actually want to do bit  
>or byte manipulation, not character. Some other languages have a separate  
>class for "byte strings" to handle this situation.
>Therefore I think if you use an "external" encoding of ASCII-8BIT,  
>transcoding to/from the "default_internal" encoding should not happen.
>This behaviour may be a bit confusing, but I cannot immediately think of a  
>better idea.

Very good point. Anything other than pure ASCII won't convert anyway.
And ASCII itself will work fine when labeled as ASCII-8BIT, even
together with UTF-8.

Regards,    Martin.


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