From: Richard Wordingham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 29 2005 - 02:31:46 CST
Chris Jacobs wrote:
> Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote:
>> "Doug Ewell" <email@example.com> writes:
>> So how do you propose to map filenames to strings on Unix?
> How about quoted-printable?
> "Quoted-printable encoding is one method used for mapping arbitary bytes
> into sequences of ASCII characters. This encoding is reversible, meaning
> original bytes and hence the non-ASCII characters they represent can be
Or some backslash notation. The byte 07 may have a valid representation as
U+0007, but it is not particularly friendly for typing - let alone 0C. Some
backslash notation may be appropriate for these cases.
Are you sure you need a *unique* string for a byte sequence? Consider links
in UNIX, or the albeit doomed OpenVMS file-naming system. Files already
have multiple names. Also, a canonicalisation function (and I don't mean a
one of the Unicode canonicalisations) would be much friendlier for input -
it is not always easy to type in characters unsupported by the current
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