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Re: RPM submission script



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Eric S. Raymond writes:
>Alan Cox <alan redhat com>:
>> RFC822 is problematic because \n and ":" can occur as part of multibyte
>> symbols so dumb tools make dumb errors. It works for email only because
>> SMTP uses some brain damaged "so dont do that" rules.
>
>Not a problem.  I'll just specify that the input is expected to be UTF-8 and
>screw all that multibyte crap.  World's going that direction anyway.

er, UTF-8 *is* multibyte ;)

However, using UTF-8 should be OK, alright, since UTF-8 multibyte
sequences must contain bit 7 set in all chars, so "\n" and ":" will not
show up as bytes. viz: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/unicode.html#utf-8
notes 'no ASCII byte (0x00-0x7F) can appear as part of any other
character.'

- --j.
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