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August 21, 2002 22:24
[COMMIT] Some of you may have noticed...
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The mass of ICU code that's been added to Parrot. It's taking an
amazingly long time to import, and I'm apologizing profusely in advance
for this massive import. However, one of our goals -is- to do Unicode
out of the gate, and the easiest way to do this is adapt the ICU library
for our own nefarious purposes. I'm going to go through and clean out
some of the code that we won't use, but it's not going to help download
times very much. If nothing else, this will add an incentive to not
delete your parrot/ directory...

It's probably not going to go into the MANIFEST until we decide what
pieces we actually need, but we at least need the Unicode tables and
basic libraries to properly handle Unicode character sets. Parrot won't
actually -use- any of this for at least one or two versions, so there
isn't much need to panic just yet. I also don't expect that anyone is
going to actually do anything with this aside from me, so I'm going to
start locally working on interlocking Parrot with this, and not commit
things until we have the build infrastructure and such in place.

Contrary to rumor I didn't do this to push my 'bytes added' count past
Simon or Dan :)

Again, my most profuse apologies, but we have to get this thing into the
Unicode era. If it has to be kicking and screaming, my apologies but so
be it. 
Jeff <>

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