status of utf-8 patch
Mon Jul 9 18:22:00 GMT 2007
Have you some outlines of this something given WIn 9x support can be
On 7/9/07, Larry Hall (Cygwin) <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Matt Seitz wrote:
> > "Brian Dessent" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:46921D75.29CE8798@dessent.net...
> >> Ariel Burbaickij wrote:
> >>> question: what is the status of utf-8 patch fo cygwin? Is it
> >> You can find all the details in the mailing list archives.
> >> <http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-patches/2006-q3/msg00014.html>
> >>> endorsed/supported?
> >> It was submitted and rejected on technical grounds, which means sadly
> >> it's not supported here.
> > The explanation I saw for the rejection was "...it should just be a
> > wholesale replacement, not a bunch of wrappers around existing functions."
> > It's now a year later. Is there an expectation that the "wholesale
> > replacement" or another solution is coming soon? What would be the harm in
> > adopting the current solution for now? Is this a case of "the perfect is
> > the enemy of the good"?
> No. It's more like the "the limited hack is the enemy of future progress".
> It should be _a_little_ easier to implement something maintainable with
> 1.7 code (in CVS), since Win9x support is no longer a requirement.
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> A: Yes.
> > Q: Are you sure?
> >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
> >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
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