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bug#9653: 24.0.50; `ucs-names' - Why all of the ("" . XXX) entries?


From: Drew Adams
Subject: bug#9653: 24.0.50; `ucs-names' - Why all of the ("" . XXX) entries?
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 11:30:22 -0700

> Any questions?

Yes, why are you explaining this?  The question is not whether "this is
expected" based on the current implementation.  The question is whether that
implementation does what we want.  You seem to be answering the "Why?" of the
Subject line with "how".

No one gave any indication that how this happens is a mystery.  The question
posed by this bug thread is whether and why we want to have such unnamed
characters in `ucs-names'.  That's all.  How those names happen to be there has
never been in question.

Almost half of the *many* names in `ucs-names' are non-names (empty) - that's
49,368 empty names.  Is that really what we want?  That's the question being
discussed.






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