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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] update checkpatch.pl to version 0.03
    On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 04:34:01PM +0200, Jesper Juhl wrote:
    > On 08/06/07, Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> wrote:
    > [snip]
    >>
    >> It's not only about MODULE_AUTHOR, if you consider it rude to limit
    >> people's names to ASCII, then don't forget that we have printk's like
    >> Linux agpgart interface v0.102 (c) Dave Jones
    >>
    >> What happens if the maintainer changes and it's now
    >> Linux agpgart interface v0.103 (c) Dave Ønes
    >>
    >> Does the console handle it correctly during boot?
    >> Can all tools that process the syslog cope with it?
    >>
    >> Perhaps the answer is in both cases "yes", but it's a completely
    >> untested area.
    >>
    >> We really must have all bugs shaken out and all users using fixed tools
    >> _before_ we can start outputting UTF-8 - limiting people's names to
    >> ASCII in not ideal, but IMHO causing breakages for users is a much
    >> bigger problem.
    >
    > I haven't looked at it in depth yet, but it would seem we already have
    > a few files that need to be looked at with this in mind. Looks like
    > it's not exactely a new problem (although all the following could be
    > in comments of course)...
    >...

    They should all be in comments, and all UTF-8 I've ever seen in such
    files was only in comments (mostly author names). So yes, adding UTF-8
    to program code will result in new problems.

    If you find any source file that contains UTF-8 outside of comments
    please complain loudly.

    cu
    Adrian

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