[squeak-dev] any objections if I make TextConverter>>decodeString: consume unsigned integer arrays (ByteArray et al) also?

Jakob Reschke jakres+squeak at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 21:05:26 UTC 2022

Hi Eliot,

My gut feeling tells me: please go right ahead. I find it irritating how
some ByteStrings are really just bytes with the "wrong" type anyway. That
you can look at strings of bytes through those two different lenses always
reminds me of C and that does not feel well. ;-)

Besides, if you process UTF-16 bytes, why not use DoubleByteArray?

Kind regards,

Am Mo., 21. Nov. 2022 um 21:18 Uhr schrieb Eliot Miranda <
eliot.miranda at gmail.com>:

> Hi All,
>     in porting the ClipboardExtendedPlugin to Windows and starting using
> it I want to do UTF-16 => string conversion on ByteArray.  The innards of
> textConverter>>decodeString: et al are specific for characters for no good
> reason I can see.  If I don't break the tests does anyone object my
> adding this polymorphism?
> _,,,^..^,,,_
> best, Eliot
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