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Nick Ing-Simmons
November 28, 2000 13:13
Re: What was it layers were for again ?
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Gisle Aas <> writes:
>Nick Ing-Simmons <> writes:
>> In the near term we need something to say "this stream provides/
>> accepts UTF-8", and we need to go through and make C code honour that.
>> But once that is done what else to we need to make UTF8 useful?
>Could these layers be applied to other system call interfaces perl
>has?  Anything that pass file names back and forth might need
>translation in/out of perl's chars.  

True. But I don't yet have a feel for what is  "right" in that area.
Win32 - NT (and Win2k?) has a separate API which accepts wchar_t of some
(16-bit?) unicode type (there is some support for that already via 
ActiveState's tweaks to win32/*.[ch]. Linux seems to be just going to 
use UTF-8.

>Perhaps a single (global?)
>in-core stream set up to filter all filenames is a way to go?

Ah. cat "in-core streams" >> ToDo

Nick Ing-Simmons

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