[MLton] WideChar?

Wesley W. Terpstra terpstra@gkec.tu-darmstadt.de
Tue, 7 Dec 2004 14:07:06 +0100

I thought MLton had WideChar support, but it seems that it does not.
Is there a reason this hasn't already been added using Word16/32?

Also, why does the SML Basis Library call it 'WideChar'?
There are two kinds of 'WideChar': UCS-2 and UCS-4.
Not providing a LargeChar also makes it ackward to pick the biggest
available char type in a portable way. Grumble grumble.

I take it there aren't many internationalized SML programs.

Wesley W. Terpstra