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From "David Reid" <dr...@jetnet.co.uk>
Subject Re: [PATCH] APR wrapper for iconv
Date Tue, 18 Apr 2000 23:54:30 GMT
> > Agreed -- dividing the problem is usually The Right
> > Thing(tm).  [...]
> > That still leaves the EBCDIC work to be done by somebody [...]
>
> Or, by some small miracle, the sum and total of Jeff's solution
> may provide that implementor with a very quick and easy
> ascii->ebcdic->ascii solution :-)
>
> Implement the complex function and discover if it solves
> this simple subset of the issue.

I think Ryan is just concerned that we bite off too much now and in a couple
of months we still don't have EBCDIC->ascii working.  If Jeff can get it all
working in a few days then great, but if he can't...

Maybe we should just let Jeff get on with it for a few days, and then see
where we're at.  A few people have said that EBCDIC->ascii isn't a big deal,
so if Jeff hasn't made enough progress (we can argue that one in a few days
time when I'm away :)) ) we stick in the EBCDIC->ascii stuff and come back
to the more complex solution.

Just a quick 2p's comments... :)

d.


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