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From Dan Poirier <poir...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: SCons Updates... 2
Date Fri, 23 Jan 2009 14:31:34 GMT
Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> writes:

> Understood. But if you're writing new code (for APR 2.x), then why
> wouldn't you develop the codebase in Unicode? "Link with old
> libraries" might be an answer, though I'd say "it is outside the scope
> of APR to interact with that old library".
>
> Frankly, it would be nice if the APR 2.x API was pure Unicode charset,
> encoded as UTF-8 across the board.
>
> I'm not disputing that EBCDIC is still in use (as you eminently point
> out). Just that I fail to see it has a strict, useful requirement for
> APR 2.x.

Frankly, internal Unicode would be great.  Just so input and output
still support EBCDIC, since people still do use it.  (Maybe even just
input - does anyone actually serve web pages in EBCDIC?)

-- 
Dan Poirier <poirier@pobox.com>


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