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Re: UTF-8

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-05-23 01:47:24 CEST

On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 01:20:44AM +0200, Marcus Comstedt wrote:
>...
> > I will also recommend that you break the patch into smaller units. For
> > example, we can add the UTF-8 conversion functions before *any* other code
> > is changed.
>
> Yeah, but that's the bit that's really needs some more work (although
> Ulrich Drepper did provide some opportunities for progress here). :-)
> The other bits I think will be difficult to break into units,
> unfortunately.

Understood.

> The strings get passed around a lot, so it's hard to
> make a partitioning that doesn't require you to add extra
> reverse-conversions. Of course, if we don't care about consistent
> handling of 8-bit characters during the merge phase, you could do it
> one library at a time, and just ignore the fact that things are not
> converted properly. But that would also mean not being able to
> test/use 8-bit values in a reliable way during this time, which would
> kind of defeat the purpose.

Well, it isn't like we're doing it properly right now, anyways, so I'm not
sure how much more you could break things :-)

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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