[Openmcl-devel] *default-external-format* and encoding and decoding strings.

R. Matthew Emerson rme at clozure.com
Mon Mar 7 21:30:15 UTC 2016


> On Mar 5, 2016, at 12:03 PM, Ron Garret <ron at flownet.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> On Mar 5, 2016, at 8:39 AM, Dmitry Igrishin <dfigrish at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 
>> 2016-03-05 16:25 GMT+03:00 Dmitry Igrishin <dfigrish at gmail.com>:
>> Hello,
>> 
>> The *default-external-parameter* doesn't considered by
>> count-characters-in-octet-vector, decode-string-from-octets,
>> encode-string-to-octets, string-size-in-octets functions which
>> has the :external-format parameter. I believe that
>> *default-external-parameter* should affect the behaviour of
>> all functions with :external-format parameter, right?
>> Sorry, I meant the *default-external-format* special variable...
> 
> This is a bug in ccl::lookup-character-encoding.  Here’s a patch:
> 
> (in-package :ccl)
> 
> (let ((ccl::*warn-if-redefine-kernel* nil))
>   (defun lookup-character-encoding (name)
>     (gethash (or name *default-external-format*) *character-encodings*)))

I don't think I can apply this.

The issue is that nil is a valid character encoding name: it's a documented synonym for :iso-8859-1.






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