[asdf-devel] source file encoding

Cyrus Harmon ch-lisp at bobobeach.com
Sat Jan 29 17:15:36 UTC 2011

asdf:*load-external-format* perhaps?

On Jan 29, 2011, at 9:08 AM, Faré wrote:

> On 29 January 2011 11:18, Cyrus Harmon <ch-lisp at bobobeach.com> wrote:
>> And, even worse, how do we asdf:load-op .asd files that contain non-ascii characters? (besides changing the locale, which, while it will work for a single .asd file, doesn't address the issue of how to load multiple ASDF systems from different locales).
> Probably one of the below makes sense:
> 1- we don't do it, and declare it non-portable.
> 2- we don't do it, and enforce loading in US-ASCII, a la SBCL
> 3- we say it's whatever trivial byte to character encoding the
> implementation provides, and use iso-8859-1 on all platforms that have
> it.
> 4- we embrace Unicode, and say it's UTF-8 by default wherever
> supported, falling back to iso-8859-1 or whatever on implementations
> that don't have it.
> I'd vote for 4.
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