Put URL into variable and textEncoding
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Feb 12 19:56:04 EST 2018
Given the nearly-universal use of UTF-8, it would seem ideal for a
language focusing on ease of use if that could be made a default.
I can understand why we can't use "open tFile for text..." given the
legacy, but maybe something like "open tFile for modernText..." or
something more sensible.
Fourth World Systems
Kay C Lan wrote:
> No, nothing has changed. The Dictionary entry for textEncode and
> textDecode still contains this note:
> It is highly recommended that any time you interface with things
> outside LiveCode (files, network sockets, processes, etc) that you
> explicitly textEncode any text you send outside LiveCode and
> textDecode all text received into LiveCode. If this doesnt happen, a
> platform-dependent encoding will be used (which normally does not
> support Unicode text).
> Of course, the URL you use today might work fine without textDecode,
> but another URL and another day you might not be so lucky.
> put textDecode(URL "http://www.some/service/endpoint","UTF8") into tVariable
> is still only a single line of code and I very much doubt that you
> will notice the extra cpu cycles.
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