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Re: Display types?

Paul Koning wrote:
> >>>>> "Ben" == Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk> writes:
>  Ben> I don't get it either, but in my case its because I thought
>  Ben> Unicode allowed either byte order, and which you are using is
>  Ben> obvious because of the leadin character (0xfffe).
> Right.  That's a typical bad committee solution to the problem.  The
> right solution is to fix the order, that way only half the platforms
> have to do extra work rather than all the platforms having to do twice
> as much extra work.
> Imagine how poorly the internet would run if TCP had the byte order in
> its headers selected by the first byte of the header.  Even OSI never
> did that...

That's as may be, but Unicode did.




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