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Re: A draft for a multibyte and multi-codepoint C string interface

On Tue, 2 Apr 2013 12:21:03 -0400
Thor Lancelot Simon <> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 02, 2013 at 06:08:01PM +0200, 
> wrote:
> > 
> > That UTF-8 is the answer, since this allows to use C "char" (at
> > least an octet, signed or unsigned) programs.
> Except it can't, really, quite be UTF-8 -- it has to be "Modified
> UTF-8", because C strings can't contain 0.

What are you referring to, exactly?  UTF-8 and ASCII both represent NUL
with 0.  The filename rule is that only '/' and NUL are prohibited.  I
don't see how adopting the convention that filenames are UTF-8 encoded
conflicts with that.  


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