Proposal #3456: Add FilePath -> String decoder

wren ng thornton wren at
Wed Sep 2 02:07:50 EDT 2009

Judah Jacobson wrote:
> Duncan Coutts wrote:
>>> Note that it is becoming increasingly rare for people
>>> to use non-UTF-8 locales anywhere in the world,
>>> and even then it's likely ignored by many UIs.
>>> So I'm inclined against cluttering the API with
>>> convenience functions for other encodings, as Johan
>>> is suggesting.
> I agree that this would make the API much simpler; but I'm wary of
> broad statements like the above.  My (very vague) impression was that
> many Japanese users, for example, still use non-Unicode encodings.

Indeed, non-Unicode encodings are still commonplace in Japan (and, last 
I checked, China). FWIW.

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