Proposal #3337: expose Unicode and newline translation from
ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Tue Jun 30 09:10:17 EDT 2009
This patch increases the need to make binary Handles a different type.
When you set the TextEncoding of an output Handle to utf16 or utf32,
does that trigger output of a BOM?
When you set the TextEncoding of an input Handle to utf16 or utf32,
does it immediately read a character looking for a BOM?
Do you really need two Newline modes per Handle? Most Handles are
unidirectional, and even a ReadWrite Handle is reading and writing
to the same file. The main benefit seems to be that you can apply
universalNewlineMode to any Handle, but is that worth the complication?
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