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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] APR wrapper for iconv
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2000 00:14:02 GMT
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...


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.



Greg Stein,

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