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Brad Gilbert
February 20, 2014 15:29
Re: EBCDIC support is on the chopping block
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On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 11:43 PM, Konovalov, Vadim
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>> From: Karl Williamson []
>> But as it turns out, I agree with him.  Unless we can get a regular smoke
>> facility, there's no point in trying to support EBCDIC.
> Indeed.
> from technical POV - this support UTF-EBCDIC - while it obviously costs some
> maintenance efforts - does it cost any CPU speed for non-EBCDICs?

We are only talking of removing official support for it.

That doesn't mean that any of the code will be ripped out immediately.
Although I wouldn't bet on it staying in for long.

Really once it is removed, it would be easier to see ways of improving the code;
so it is possible that it does cost CPU speed in ways we can't yet see.

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