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Leon Timmermans
February 21, 2014 00:11
Re: EBCDIC support is on the chopping block
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On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 6:43 AM, Konovalov, Vadim

> Indeed.
> from technical POV - this support UTF-EBCDIC - while it obviously costs
> some
> maintenance efforts - does it cost any CPU speed for non-EBCDICs?

IMO it requires significant maintenance efforts. For example, we have been
working on a new UTF-8 IO layer. Adding UTF-EBCDIC support to that is
enough work that I'd qualify it as a rewrite (validation and translation
are fundamentally different problems). Not that the current :utf8 DWIMs on

I don't think it costs now if we don't touch any unicode related code, but
we probably will.


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