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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: How does arch/tla handle encodings?

From: Michael Poole
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: How does arch/tla handle encodings?
Date: 27 Aug 2004 20:31:23 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Marcus Sundman writes:

> Now, you may argue that this isn't a big problem, since such guesses are 
> correct more often than not. Or that incorrect guesses aren't really that 
> important. However, if this can be fixed easily, then why on earth would 
> you not? I just can't believe the mentality of you people.

You are kidding, right?  You want arch to impose a particular solution
for a rather rare problem on users when there is no consistent or
clear technical way to solve the problem?

Many people whine about systems that do not take special care of some
character encoding scheme (or set of schemes).  None of them seem to
know how (for example) tla and emacs and Apache should communicate to
each other the information of encoding scheme for a text file.  How do
you think it should be done in a way that does not break when "normal"
applications copy or move the file?

In other words, I disagree that the problem can be fixed at all (much
less easily) by merely adding support for per-file metadata to arch.

Michael Poole

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