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Re: multiplatform software design problem

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: multiplatform software design problem
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 13:57:47 -0500 (EST)

Dimitry Naldaev writes [quoting me]:
> Larry> No.  Particularly since there's no reason to believe that one
> Larry> character set will contain all the characters of the other
> Larry> character set.
> This sound like it is impossible to do charset conversion at all :-(

It is, in the general case.  It may be possible in some specific cases.

> but fortunately there are some utilities which do this work.

Then use them.  CVS is not a swiss army knife -- it does revision
management, not character set conversion and everything else one might
want to do to files.

-Larry Jones

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