On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 09:42:50AM +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
Since the introduction of the iconv codec there have been numerous bug reports related to the codec and the lack of cross platform support for it (ranging from: the codec doesn't compile and the codec doesn't support standard names for common encodings to core dumps in the linking phase).
I'd like to question whether the codec is really ready for prime time yet. Right now it causes people more trouble than it does any good.
iconv_codec NG is ready to submit to SF. I think the newer implementation can resolve many of the patch reports. I'll submit it in a few days. If you have a time, you can review my patches before my submission. The patch includes ko, zh_CN, zh_TW codecs, also.
A note about another problems on the current iconv_codec: http://fallin.lv/cvs/%7Echeckout%7E/py-multibytecodec/reports/iconv.1
The multibytecodecs which is in my patch submission queue: http://fallin.lv/distfiles/py-multibytecodec-030331.tar.gz
OTOH, without some field testing the codec will never get into shape for prime time, so perhaps it would be better to only enable it via a configure option or make a failure to compile the codec as painless as possible.