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Subject: Re: [boost] Unicode characters in filenames
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-19 07:30:07

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Edward Diener
> Sent: 18 August 2015 23:57
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Unicode characters in filenames
> On 8/17/2015 3:21 PM, Mathias Gaunard wrote:
> > On 17/08/15 11:40, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> >
> >> +1
> >>
> >> KISS - no Unicode in filenames.
> >>
> >> (I know that this is very English-speaking-centric, but there isn't
> >> really a strong need?)
> >
> > I was assuming that given the file name, the file is auto-generated,
> > in which case it is the tool that needs fixing to make sure names are
> > always ASCII.
> What happened is that I grabbed the file, Appendix A to the Boost MPL book as an html page, which
> used to be hosted at Boostpro, from the wayback machine Internet archive. Then I massaged it a bit
> to remove all the wayback machine cruft, but I think it had the Unicode in it once I had grabbed
> After that I copied the title from that page to links in two other preprocessor pages, thus
> the Unicode. The GUI HTML editor I was using never flagged the Unicode as anything unusual so I
> really didn't see it.
> I have applied Tom Kent's the PR to 'develop' and will no doubt merge it to 'master' fairly
> The preprocessor docs were all written by Paul directly as HTML and it would be too much work at
> this point to change it to quickbook, although I love the latter.

I've looked at this and I don't think it would take that much time for me to convert to Quickbook -
but I'm not sure of the benefit apart from having a familiar look'n'feel - unless we wanted to
change things significantly. It looks good and very comprehensive.


Paul A. Bristow
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