Is there really a default source encoding?

Brian Quinlan brian at sweetapp.com
Thu Jan 23 19:13:41 CET 2003


> Why not just utf-8? At least the move to ascii might be a (roundabout)
> step in that direction...

Because making the default encoding UTF-8 would break the majority of
source files that include non-ASCII characters.

Cheers,
Brian






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