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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 27437] - FTP "get" and "list" tasks fail
Date Fri, 24 Sep 2004 02:11:59 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From scohen@apache.org  2004-09-24 02:11 -------
Rory - I favor your submission far above the old thing in the proposal tree which I think
must 
be what you're talking about.  Your submission will work with the current setup and the old
one 
needs significant rework. 
 
However, before we commit it, I would like to get clarity on my main question, which nobody

has ever answered, ever since this bug (and similar ones before it) was first posted.  So,
let 
me reiterate: 
 
Is the d/m/y ordering of the date a particular attribute of AIX or the AIX ftp server, anywhere

and everywhere, or is it an artifact of LOCALE?  Do American AIX servers format the date in

the American traditional m/d/y way - or do they follow the d/m/y model?  
 
Because if it's the former, I am opposed to creating an AIX parser that is only good for a

particular locale.  Of course, non-Americans may complain, and rightfully so, IMHO, that that's

what THEY have had to put up with all these years.  But the extremely low volume of such 
complaints, plus the utter lack of response I've received to multiple requests for ANY actual

data on the prevalence of the various date schemes on FTP servers around the world, inclines

me to believe that there must be many FTP servers in Europe that are following the American

model.  If I am wrong about this, PLEASE, let someone correct me!   
 
In other words, I am opposed to saying "AIX" when what we really mean is "AIX in a British

locale" or "AIX in a European locale".  That will lead to a jumble.  What I'm really worried
about 
is that we might start to see requests for UnixFTPFileEntryParserDeutsch or 
NTFTPFileEntryParserEspanol. We need to SOLVE the locale thing, not just paper over it. 
 
Also, we need to now think about the autodetection mechanism.  Do you know how AIX FTP 
servers identify themselves to the SYST command?

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