[Haskell-cafe] Why so many strings in Network.URI, System.Posix and similar libraries?
allbery.b at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 05:10:59 CET 2012
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 23:05, Jason Dusek <jason.dusek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Although the intent of the spec is to represent characters, I
> contend it does not succeed in doing so. Is it wise to assume
> more semantics than are actually there?
It is not; one of the reasons that many experts protested the acceptance of
this RFC is because of its incomplete specification (and as a result there
are a lot of implementations currently which *do* assume more semantics,
not always compatibly with each other).
Punycode is "out there" now, but it's a mess and a minefield.
brandon s allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
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