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From Manoj Kasichainula <man...@io.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] APR wrapper for iconv
Date Tue, 18 Apr 2000 09:26:41 GMT
Stepping into a discussion I'm not qualified to...

On Tue, Apr 18, 2000 at 09:55:29AM +0100, David Reid wrote:
> It's my understanding (and I'm probably 100% wrong here) that most Unix's
> and other OS's won't need this code?  If that's the case then can you add it
> in a directory for the OS you're working on?  Then just add support for the
> OS into the configure script and that should get teh code building for you.
> I think last time we talked about it, we said we'd have no-ops for Unix and
> any other platform that didn't require the functions.  these should probably
> in the form of mscros (as someone suggested).

iconv wrappers are probably a useful function for APR clients other
than Apache. My mail user agent on Linux tries to do translation
between the various charsets as well.

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.

Not that I'm looking for this feature or anything. But, if charset
translation code has to go in for some platforms, it will be cleaner
to just enable it for all platforms, as long as we can eliminate any
big performance bottlenecks in the no-translation case. 


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