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From "David Reid" <dr...@jetnet.co.uk>
Subject Re: [PATCH] APR wrapper for iconv
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2000 00:12:04 GMT
Hey, I'm not trying to stop Jeff working on it for as long as he likes!  I
agree, it's his time, his energy and he should spend it on what he wants!
:)

I wasn't trying to stop him, just saying that a lot of people have said (and
everyone else agreed with) the aspect of the work that WILL hold up
releasing 2.0 is the EBCDIC->ascii conversion.  If it can be done simply
(and I don't know if it can or not, but I seem to recall people saying it
could) then let someone do it whilst Jeff (or whomever) soldiers on with the
bigger more complex stuff.

BTW I'm all for the functionality when it's ready :)

d.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Stein" <gstein@lyra.org>
To: <new-httpd@apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2000 1:14 AM
Subject: Re: [PATCH] APR wrapper for iconv


> On Wed, 19 Apr 2000, David Reid wrote:
> > > > 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...
>
> <meta-issue-rant>
>
> And what if Jeff wants to work on just this one issue for the next six
> months and NOT work on the EBCDIC issue?
>
> Who are we to say "no. you can't do that." ??
>
> We know that we'd like the codepage translation stuff in the long run. Why
> demand it must be long, if somebody wants to do short? What happened to
> the credo that people can work on the thing that they *like* to work on?
>
> Sure, if somebody wants to add an IMAP server module to Apache, then we
> might take issue (but maybe not). But that isn't the case here.
>
> </meta-issue-rant>
>
> Cheers,
> -g
>
> --
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
>
>


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