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From r..@covalent.net
Subject Re: [PATCH] APR wrapper for iconv
Date Tue, 18 Apr 2000 18:06:39 GMT

> > > Bogus argument. Jeff has the time and inclincation to do this work.
> > > You cannot tell him "don't do that" or that the time is wasted. He
> > > doesn't feel the same.
> 	:
> > Except that there is a problem with tackling both problems at the
> > same time.  The EBCDIC -> ASCII problem must be solved before we can
> > release Apache 2.0, otherwise we regress functions.  The codepage
> > conversion is a MUCH bigger problem, and shouldn't be tackled at
> > the same time.
> 
> That is a matter of opinion, not fact.  Greg is right;
> if Jeff has the time and inclination to make the more general
> solution work in time for 2.0, it is a win-win situation.

IMO, my statement is a matter of fact.  :-)

It's a question of breaking the problem into two spaces and tackling them
separately.  If we get them both tackled before 2.0 cool, but it's not
cool IMO, to tackle them both together.  Finish one (the one that is a
requirement), and then add the second stage to it.  Holding up the first
part until both stages are done doesn't help anybody.  :-)

Ryan

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