While working on making some adjustments to code that has been developed for OSX/iOS that would allow it to be portable to Linux, we are seeing a behavior that is causing some confusion. I’m not sure it is a bug, it may well be working as designed.
At issue the following code: (where value is an UnsafeMutablePointer<void> containing a pointer to a MacOSRomanStringEncoding of the string ‘hello’)
let data : NSData = NSData.init(bytes:value, length:len)
let s : String = String.init(data:data,
On OSX, this results in a print of: