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Re: console translator set without encoding

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: console translator set without encoding
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 14:19:45 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Danilo Segan <dsegan@gmx.net> writes:

> What are you going to do when you come across a filesystem where you
> have two files with such names which only differ in normalisation form
> used (i.e. fully decomposed or fully composed)?  Yeah, you can ensure
> that no filesystem created via GNU/Hurd is going to have such
> instances, but what about filesystems created elsewhere?
> Are you going to treat such filesystems as erroneous?
> Filenames are 8-bit ASCII compatible strings (UTF-FS as in
> "filesystem-safe" originally), and that's all you need to know to make
> POSIX-compliant programs.

This unfortunately fully depends on the filesystem.  Or do you mean
the interface to the filesystem?


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