[Draft #2] Samba 3.0 roadmap...idmap storage & central idmap repository

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at xsec.it
Tue Jul 9 15:39:01 GMT 2002

On Tue, 2002-07-09 at 22:59, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> But Simo, I disagree about the internal rep. I think it
> needs to be utf8 for Samba internal strings. We already
> have to deal with mbcs issues - this doesn't make it any
> worse.

Have you thought how difficult is to effectively use utf8 strings?
it is very difficult to manipulate correctly utf8 strings without
introducing errors. I already experimented working with ucs2 null
terminated strings and it is way more easy and less prone to errors.
a character is always 2 bytes long and a byte codification doesn't
change meaning based on which place do it takes inside a string.
And substituting/manipulating characters in a string do not change the
string length with ucs2!

Can you instead tell me what are benefits of using utf8?

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