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From Branko ─îibej <br...@e-reka.si>
Subject Re: Q to unix filesystem developers
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2011 04:33:55 GMT
On 15.04.2011 06:20, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
> On 4/14/2011 9:51 PM, Branko ─îibej wrote:
>> Woe to poor programmers who don't realize it can /also/ be the second
>> byte of a multibyte Shift-JIS-encoded character.
> According to what I've read on JIS, so /could/ 2F, except that none of
> the JIS implementations use those code points.  But their meaning does
> change with the shift state, in theory 2F is not '/' but is undefined
> for any actively used shift JIS encodings.

In any case I think you're moderately safe in assuming that / is /
everywhere (except perhaps in EBCDIC but I'm just guessing here ...
anyway that's a single-byte encoding). \ is another matter, but you
asked about Unix so I guess it's irrelevant.

-- Brane

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