Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#959 closed defect (invalid)

FILE-LENGTH is not conforming.

Reported by: pjb@… Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: ANSI CL Compliance Version: 1.8
Keywords: file-length conformance encoding Cc:


FILE-LENGTH should return the number of CHARACTER in a text file. It returns instead the number of bytes.


1- do the right thing, read the whole file when the encoding is not a 1-1 encoding, and count the characters, or

2- document that FILE-LENGTH on CHARACTER text files with non 1-1 encodings deviates from the standard.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by pjb@…

  • Resolution set to invalid
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