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From Antonio Gallardo <>
Subject Re: Extremely odd source in XSPs (breaks build)
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2005 01:13:59 GMT
Pier Fumagalli wrote:

> On 5 Sep 2005, at 01:23, Antonio Gallardo wrote:
>>> I'm seeing LOTSA characters from Latin-1 in the source code  
>>> <http://> (especially in  
>>> people's names!)
>> You wanna see name? Then use "svn log [src-path]" or "svn blame  
>> [src-path]" ;-)
> Not interested in who to "blame" :-) The "name" reference was more  
> into things like name of people with german umlauts :-) :-)
>> For sure, it is not me, I use UTF-8:
>> $locale
>> LANG=es_NI.UTF-8
> Then you've never used the SHELL_ESCAPE in XSPs for using Python  
> bindings (or whatever that is) :-)

Never! IMO, this can be a very dangerus programming technique! [0] :-D

> Seriously talking, it depends on a number of things, not only your  
> platform encoding, but also on your editor's, your compiler and so  
> on... The good thing about XML is the <?xml version="1.0"  
> encoding="xxxx"?> sorting out 99.9% of the problems, but that said,  
> the same problem can pop up here and there...

Yep. I think the migration to UNICODE is almost done in the industry. 
Actually, we observe a lot less cases of encoding problems than than few 
years ago. I think it is a probe that the industry now know better how 
to deal with UNICODE than ever.

>>> We should make sure that whenever code is written, any character   
>>> outside the "Basic-Latin" Unicode spec < 
>>> charts/ PDF/U0000.pdf> is correctly encoded as \uXXXX, otherwise  
>>> things are  going to start breaking... :-D
>> +1 and this is why I sent my first mail related to this issue:
> Anyone volunteers to write a little script looking for BYTEs (not  
> characters) in our source code that are outside of the 00-7F (0-127)  
> range?

One case per year justify this? ;-)

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo

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