[Vm-dev] Re: Unix VM path encodings

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Sun Dec 30 10:11:08 UTC 2007

On Dec 30, 2007, at 1:28 AM, Andreas Raab wrote:

> [*1] And that of course reminds me that nobody has really made any  
> comment on why the hell we still deal with all of these nonsensical  
> legacy encodings and don't just go straight to UTF-8 in the VM  
> interface which would simplify *lots* of cruft in the code.

I think all the vertical squeak packages (scratch, sophie, plopp) use  
UTF8 and get to ignore the file tools. And
don't get Tim started on what he thinks of the classes that deal with  

Personally I wanted to move the carbon vm to utf8 awhile back, but  
well as you see all the morphic file tools would
break in interesting ways.
John M. McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.  http://www.smalltalkconsulting.com

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