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SubjectRe: unicode (char as abstract data type)
Theodore Y. Ts'o <tytso@MIT.EDU> wrote:
> There is also the backwards compatibility issue; how do you handle
> existing ext2 filesystems that are currently using ASCII, and a lot
> of existing code which assumes that the '/' and '\0' characters have
> special meaning. For that reason, the only thing which makes sense for
> the ext2 filesystem is to declare that filenames and volume labels are
> in UTF-8.

I agree with all that you say, but there is another issue for some
people: some file systems are being maintained by other operating
systems, so sometimes the underlying representation must vary from
file system to file system.


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