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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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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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