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Re: [bug-gnu-libiconv] [PATCH] Add a few useful aliases

From: Daniel Richard G.
Subject: Re: [bug-gnu-libiconv] [PATCH] Add a few useful aliases
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 15:07:19 -0400

On Tue, 2008 Apr 08 11:26:16 +0200, Bruno Haible wrote:
> > Oh, if only that iconv(1) didn't buffer its entire input in memory, 
> > thereby rendering it useless for large files....)
> Eeek, you are right. This is weird. glibc iconv reads all input into 
> memory before processing it. The source code has a comment
> Can you please report it in the glibc bug tracker
> http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/ ?



I have been under the impression that glibc iconv(1) was meant to be a 
simplistic wrapper, and that libiconv iconv(1) was the heavy lifter. I 
sincerely hope the glibc maintainers prefer not to leave things at that.


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