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Re: [Nmh-workers] charsets

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] charsets
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 19:27:57 -0800

On 2013-02-06, at 7:05 PM, Ken Hornstein wrote:

>> Ditch stdio in favour of bio and we are 90% of the way
>> there. Incorporate bio in the build tree and we have no external
>> dependencies.
>> [1] http://plan9.bell-labs.com/magic/man2html/2/bio
> Hm.  It's not clear to me how much bio helps here.  We don't ...
> in general ... care about runes.  The characters it cares about for
> parsing & the like are ASCII.  Everything else is basically an opaque
> blob.  Converting from q-b, base64, and non-native character sets are
> what we really care about.

The thought is that we move to utf-8 as the native internal representation of 
all internal content. The switch to bio makes that happen.

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