David Kastrup <d...@gnu.org>:

> Marko Rauhamaa <ma...@pacujo.net> writes:
>> That operation fails if you try to translate the snippets to strings
>> before concatenation. Such concatenation operations are commonplace
>> when dealing with filenames (eg, split(1)).
> split(1) does not "deal with filenames" when splitting, but the
> individual files may be split inside of UTF-8 sequences.  See above.

You probably cannot produce valid UTF-8 out of invalid UTF-8 snippets
with split(1). However split(1) does form filenames out of its arguments
by concatenation:

    split --additional-suffix=suffix file prefix

produces these kinds of filenames:



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