From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 04:18:24 EDT
From: "Theo Veenker" <Theo.Veenker@let.uu.nl>
> It would not be difficult to write script which automatically downloads
> the required files (using wget) for a given unicode version if there was
> such a file as suggested by Philipppe.
Exactly. The Unicode site is not done for that... Automated downloads from the
Unicode site is not something to think about... Instead it has to be a reference
with data explaining what is part of its standard.
So such a file would be a help for developers to get appropriate info and status
about each of its components... And automating the downloads from various
versions would be in fact a bad software design. Normally a Unicode program has
to choose explicitly the versions of Unicode it wishes to support, as each new
published version has its own new features and there are some subtle details
that limit the usability of datafiles from previous versions (even if Unicode
makes its best efforts to preserve an backward compatibility).
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