[arch-dev-public] 2007.08 Don't Panic Isos release

Damir Perisa damir.perisa at solnet.ch
Mon Aug 6 11:32:54 EDT 2007

Monday 06 August 2007, Aaron Griffin wrote:
 | Because you can't ensure that all possible software that all
 | possible users are using is 100% sane. I mean, people might be
 | downloading the iso on _any_ os using _any_ software.
doesn't this mean that you should stuck to ASCII for any filenames? as 
soon as i start using umlauts or accents (öäüéàèñ...) in names _some_ 
os or some software may mess with encoding tables or whatever.  

 | I agree with that poster that the ' should never have been in the
 | file name.

you mean even after several decades of IT? still humans should limit 
themselves to not using chars instead of fixing bad code when it 
comes up? it was not my idea to name this release as it is, but i 
would like to think it as a bug-triggerer... if something goes wrong 
handling this file, tell it the software devs whose software cannot 
handle it.

if it breaks, it needed fixing anyway. no?

- D

Damir Perisa
Master Student
Biozentrum, University of Basel
Department Biochemistry / Focal Area Infection Biology  
Klingelbergstrasse 50-70
CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
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