[PD] request for objections: any2string -> unsigned char

Bryan Jurish moocow at ling.uni-potsdam.de
Sat Jan 17 13:37:31 CET 2009

morning all,

On 2009-01-15 22:51:14, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at eds.org> appears to
have written:
> As for the simple question of unsigned versus signed for any2string, I
> have never heard of using negative values for chars, so it makes perfect
> sense to me to use 0-255.  That'll will give at least the full latin
> charset.

OK.  I guess I'll make unsigned values the default for [any2string]
then, postponing the issue of name change to [any2bytes] rsp.
[bytes2any] to a hypothetical future in which the "string" suffix
implies unicode or other non-byte-oriented representation.


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