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From "David Reid" <dr...@jetnet.co.uk>
Subject Re: [PATCH] APR wrapper for iconv
Date Tue, 18 Apr 2000 13:46:20 GMT
If it's common code for all platforms, then stick it in lib...if it varies a
lot for each platform it needs it's own directory and people have to
implement it for the platform involved.  Either way...

d.
----- Original Message -----
From: "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wrowe@lnd.com>
To: <new-httpd@apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 2:39 PM
Subject: RE: [PATCH] APR wrapper for iconv


> > From: Manoj Kasichainula [mailto:manojk@io.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 4:27 AM
> >
> > Stepping into a discussion I'm not qualified to...
>
> Nor am I :-)
>
> > And since it is actually possible to convert at least some characters
> > between the various ASCII charsets, it would be kind of cool if the
> > web server could do so, even if it's not absolutely necessary or even
> > very useful.
>
> I can see some obvious ones.  Look at Russian, with 5+ code pages.
> Do we expect to ask admins to tell authors to post all 5 code pages
> for what should be a simple web page?
>
> Look to apache.ru for examples of how charsets were implemented
> by the natives in 1.3.x.  I was rather impressed.
>
> So please, consider rolling it into the common lib/apr/lib.
>
> On your speed concern, it would be nice, on Pentiums, to see an MMX
> translation to transform the text at 8x per chunk.  It would also be
> appropriate, if an individual is so inclined, to cache out such files
> once they are first translated.
>
>
>


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