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Re: [bug-gnulib] Re: iconv made easy

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gnulib] Re: iconv made easy
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 22:24:25 +0100
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Simon Josefsson wrote:
> char *iconv_length (const char *from_codeset, const char *to_codeset,
>                     const char *input, size_t inlen, size_t *outlen);
> Or something like that.  I have no use for this, so I'd rather avoid
> implementing something that wouldn't be tested immediately.
> Or is that interface not ever useful?

I think it's hardly ever useful, because it's nearly the same cost to
produce the iconv'ed output directly into a large enough memory buffer
(appeoach (a)).

> > Appended you find two alternative codes, taken from gettext (and tested
> > for 4 years), and another one, taken from my unfinished libunistring -
> > more powerful but untested.
> Is the first one LGPL?
> Is libunistring available somewhere?

I can make both LGPL without problems.

> > Which API do you find worth pursuing?
> I haven't read them in detail yet.  I'll try to read them...

Yes, please. I wait for your opinion.


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