[MLton] Unicode... again

skaller skaller at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Feb 9 18:01:21 PST 2007

On Fri, 2007-02-09 at 15:05 -0600, Matthew Fluet wrote:
> > Once again I find myself needing Unicode in MLton. 
> Just to orient the discussion of "what to implement where": you find 
> yourself needing to process Unicode files with an SML program compiled 
> by MLton /or/ you find yourself needing to have Unicode strings in an 
> SML program compiled by MLton.
> The former doesn't require any changes to the compiler (not they 
> wouldn't be welcome).

The two things are often coupled by the need for literal text.
The workaround (translating integer literals) can be very annoying
to do and leave your program hard to read.

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net

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