On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 06:33:51PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote: > On Thu, 11 Sep 2008, der Mouse wrote: [...] > > >> Not that I care so much, but are NetBSD supposed to have its files > > >> in Latin1? Is that supposed to be the source character set, or > > >> what? > > > I think that simply is the practical reality. > > I agree. > > I think the default should be either ASCII or UTF-8. Other encodings I have a dim recollection of someone insisting on having © in the source files instead of (c). There was a semi-absurd (well, to be frank, totally absurd in my eyes) reasoning behind it. Please, dear Someone, don't resurrect that discussion. I believe any other participant or reader have just ended up rolling their eyes mumbling "whatever". Personally, I think everything in the source tree should ASCII unless it is impossible, such as for locale-related files. In which case, an encoding which is as friendly as possible to iso-8859-1 terminals would be preferred. Not a rule to set in stone though, just a strong advice; it's no big deal for anyone if a few files have Latin1 characters in them. -- Quentin Garnier - cube%cubidou.net@localhost - cube%NetBSD.org@localhost "See the look on my face from staying too long in one place [...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling" KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.
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