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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-17 15:21:27

At 01:20 PM 2/17/2004, Walter Landry wrote:
>Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Does that make sense?
>Perfect sense. I was a bit concerned that you were going to do
>something like convert everything to UTF-8 or treat everything as a
>stream of bytes.

No, that was never a consideration. It would give only an illusion of
solving the problem.

> It sounds like you're foisting most of the
>responsibilities onto the programmer, which is fine with me.

I think of it as defaulting to something that is sensible for the operating
system, but allowing the programmer to assume full responsibility if


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