taco at elvenkind.com
Sat May 16 09:50:10 CEST 2009
Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> Reinhard Kotucha a écrit :
>> On 16 May 2009 Yannis Haralambous wrote:
>> > Whether useful or not, a bug or a feature, something must be done;
>> > because the average user is helpless when something invisible for him
>> I proposed \errmessage and \errhelp in order to make things visible.
> Since the standard says it's allowed, it shouldn't be treated as an error. One
> may disgree with the standard, but it's still the standard...
That was my point as well, and that is why I am wiling to do some setup
The fact that BOMs are allowed in Unicode text files just means that
not all Unicode text files are valid shell scripts. That is in itself
not surprising: there are many other kinds of text files that are not
valid shell scrips either.
And even though my own files do not have a BOM, it certainly has a use:
many text editors (also on linux) do incorrect auto-guessing of the text
encoding without it. I work around that by disabling the automatic
encoding. Instead I force my text editor to treat all text files as
UTF-8, but for many people that is not a feasible option.
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