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Re: [bug #15820] Can not read sav file

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: [bug #15820] Can not read sav file
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 17:03:38 -0800
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> That sounds reasonable. It would cause a problem if there is a locale
> which considers '@' and '#' to be alphabetic characters, but I'm not
> aware of any such locale.  


> There may also be other characters that we can safely disallow
> in any part of a name, for example '=', '+', '/' etc.

It occurs to me that some locales might use ASCII = or + (etc.)
as the second byte of a multibyte character sequence.  UTF-8 is
careful to avoid this pitfall but I don't know whether other
locales are.  That's why I only suggested checking the first
byte, because it's guaranteed to be at the beginning of a
possibly multibyte character.

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 Threads are for people who cant [sic] program state machines."
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