File names was Re: Warning: Large Babel translation
hannes.hirzel.squeaklist at bluewin.ch
Sat Nov 15 17:10:21 UTC 2003
Andreas Raab wrote:
> I agree that we shouldn't pick UTF-8 as the exclusive interface for the VM -
> we need the VM to report to us what it expects. Partly because for some uses
> of Squeak we may want to use a Unicode subset, or maybe don't use the wide
> characters at all (for example, for cell phones shipped in the US ;) So the
> VM should report what it expects, and the image should deal with whatever it
> gets. That makes it easy to deal flexibly with situations where the VM
> otherwise would have to guess what exactly to do.
Ideally yes. But UTF-8 is the closest thing to the current situation.
The US cell phone argument even reinforces this. The phone deals with
ASCII only. An UTF-8 VM has no problem with this.
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