Re: Invalid UTF-8 byte? (was: Re: utf)
On Mon, 2 Apr 2018 08:37:54 -0400
> A few weeks ago, I was looking for a byte that, in UTF-8, would be a
> totally invalid byte (not an invalid sequence of bytes). At the time,
> I tried some googling, but it looked rather hopeless (maybe it was my
> googling that was hopeless).
> I know that your statement does not imply there is such a byte, but
> maybe you (or someone else reading this) know(s)?
> (The reason I wanted such a byte was to use it as a record separator in
> a set of text files (that I use as an askSam "workalike" (or
> "worksimilar") so that I could use msort (which depends on a 1 byte
> record separator to --separate the records ;-) while sorting.) (Some
> of the files already include UTF-8, and, in the future, I anticpate all
> will be in UTFF-8.)
maybe you could use the null byte?
.-.. .. ...- . .-.. --- -. --. .- -. -.. .--. .-. --- ... .--. . .-.
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