Subject: Re: finger
To: None <>
From: Kimmo Suominen <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/13/2002 10:56:31
Just fyi -- I've been kept off of the finger code for the past couple of
days (and for a couple of more days) thanks to an RSA ACE/Server deciding
to die together with its replica...

I hope to be able to write some tiny bits of code on Sunday, and I'll post
it here for review/comments/etc.

+ Kim

| From:
| Date:    Fri, 13 Sep 2002 23:05:23 +0900
| >> you are unsure what kind of encoding is used for the data sent from
| >> fingerd.
| >
| >So, if you fgetwc something that isn't in the correct coding, it's
| >designed to blow up, or what?
| >
| >Why can't you just get the coding from LANG (or whatever), and just
| >assume that the data is in that format, and if it isn't fgetwc or
| >iswprint should complain? It will of course not work (as in produce
| >meaningful output) when the charsets mismatch, but in that case you
| >lose anyway.
| 	so, again, we need charset negotiation to avoid that "lose anyway" case
| !
| 	(how many times do i have to stress it?)
| itojun