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Re: [PATCH] fix new format when printing multiple lines

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix new format when printing multiple lines
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:31:36 +0000

On 23 December 2013 22:30, Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> wrote:

> I don't see a way around this; nor do I think Unicode should be thought of
> something that is a "specific programming feature": multi-byte encodings
> are the commonest way of dealing with internationalised text, and treating
> them as a bolt-on extra automatically disenfranchises all the communities
> that need them for their languages, which these days, given the demise of
> 8-bit encodings, is pretty much anything other than English.

There's a further advantage to showing how to deal with multi-byte
encodings in C, which is that it may scare some programmers into not using
C when they see how horrible it is. (As if the horrors of handling text in
C weren't enough!)


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