On Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 09:50 David Chisnall <gnus...@theravensnest.org> wrote:

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> My current plan is to make the format support ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-16, and
> UTF-32, but only generate ASCII and UTF-16 in the compiler and then decide
> later if we want to support generating UTF-8 and UTF-32.  I also won’t
> initialise the hash in the compiler initially, until we’ve decided a bit
> more what the hash should be.
>

Emojis don't fit UTF-16. Even if one dismisses CJK, ancient scripts etc,
constant strings are not absolutely unlikely to contain emojis.

Not supporting UTF-8 for internal storage may be reasonable, but not
supporting UTF-32 for strings that require it seems like a bug.

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