Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#315 closed defect (wontfix)

null character may not be usable in strings

Reported by: alexshinn Owned by: alexshinn
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: WG1 - Core Keywords:


We should probably make (string-set! str n #\null) unspecified.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by cowan

No, we should not! C does strings by convention, but every more recent language I know of, even C++, has a string data type that can handle any character.

In particular, there is no need for this, because we already license implementations to forbid particular characters in strings.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by cowan

  • Status changed from new to decided

The WG decided to reject this proposal.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by cowan

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from decided to closed
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