[swift-users] emoji in source code failed to compile in linux ubuntu

Dmitri Gribenko gribozavr at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 00:29:37 CST 2015

Hi Bee,

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 9:00 PM, Bee <bee.ography at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Just successfully installed Swift on my Linux machine. It went well and a Hello World program compiled successfully. However, when I tried to put an emoji inside of the string, it failed compiling. The error message is:
> $ swiftc test.swift
> test.swift:1:32: error: invalid UTF-8 found in source file

This might be a clue... how did you insert the emoji?

> print("Hello World from Swift! ")
> test.swift:1:35: error: invalid UTF-8 found in source file
> print("Hello World from Swift! ")
> test.swift:1:1: error: 'print' is unavailable: Please wrap your tuple argument in parentheses: 'print((...
> ))'
> print("Hello World from Swift! ")
> Swift.print:2:13: note: 'print' has been explicitly marked unavailable here
> public func print<T>(_: T)
>             ^

Could you post the output of:

$ xxd < test.swift

since it looks like mail has mangled the emoji and I'm not seeing it
in your message.


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