Re: [dev] [sbase] what is a text file?

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:42:24 +0100

On Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:28:19 -0800
Evan Gates <> wrote:

> Notice there's no mention of ASCII, so bytes 0x80 to 0xFF are valid.
> For sbase we want UTF-8 support. Should we assume/enforce only valid
> UTF-8? Doing so makes a lot of coding easier and less sucky, but means
> that some POSIX text files will not be sbase text files when we run
> into the aforementioned bytes. In this case what's more important?
> Strict POSIX compliance? Or code that sucks less?

UTF-8 is the way to go. TLH and I have already started porting sbase
to libutf. For the reasons, I'll just link this[0] document here for
your reading pleasure.




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