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

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: How does arch/tla handle encodings?
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 19:25:53 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Andrew Suffield <address@hidden>

    > On Sat, Aug 28, 2004 at 02:20:06PM -0700, Tom Lord wrote:

    > >     > From: Andrew Suffield <address@hidden>

    > >     > On Sat, Aug 28, 2004 at 01:54:58PM -0700, Tom Lord wrote:
    > >     > >     > There are plenty of languages for which character sets 
    > t even
    > >     > >     > exist yet. It's almost certain that at least one of them 
    > ll break
    > >     > >     > some fundamental assumption.

    > >     > > Because you, asuffield, know more than the various linguists and
    > >     > > software hackers who have plotted out the Unicode design rules?

    > >     > Because anything else is sheer hubris. If you don't have good 
    > >     > to believe you're right (and in this case, there's a fairly hefty
    > >     > region that just hasn't been explored yet), you have to assume 
    > >     > you probably aren't, and plan accordingly.

    > > In other words, yes, in your judgement, all of those (quite a few,
    > > actually) experts lack "good reason" for their product and you know
    > > better?

    > I seriously doubt that any significant number of them claim unicode to
    > be the last word in the character encoding problem, or even vaguely
    > complete.

Do you mean Unicode the model?  The political process?  A particular
X.Y spec rev?  or what?  By "last word" do you mean forever in the
history of the universe?  over the next 210 years?  over the next 3?
What?  Nevermind.... it's quite unimportant here, right now.  Just
please stop spreading pointlessly negative rhetoric that happens to
use the word Unicode.


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