Ämne:RE: SV: [dcdev] Anyone still alive?
Från:"Jacek Sieka" <[email protected]>
Till:"'Direct Connect developers'" <[email protected]>
*trying to figure out a sound reason for it*... I'd=20 say the dependence on an xml-parser (and why not zlib/bzip2=20 etc) is reason enough to focus on usability and not simplicity in a sense=20 that makes no sense, unless you're trying to build a hub for a hand held=20 device, like a palm pilot. Read my humble arrogance correctly, I just don't=20 fancy this so over-emphasized issue of super-simplicity. Win32 doesn't need=20 iconv for this issue, even though iconv - as an example - is widely portable. To me, speed issues and Reasonable simplicity are the only=20 really sound ones. And if hubs need to check nick for every mc/pm, and that=20 massively stresses the hubs, and that is reason for case sensitivity, then=20 fine... But then again, last-case-caching shouldn't be too much to ask for,=20 but I dunno, I won't write any hubsoft, I'm just raising the question before=20 protocol gets 'stable' ;)Yeah, validity indeed but weak as I said, since the result of=20 the protocol shouldn't have much to do with whether an application can be=20 finished within a day or a week. Simplicity and portability... Well yeah,=20 that's probably important
Indeed, better to have all things cleared up...in any case, the major = issue with case is that there is no intuitive way of comparing two utf-8 = strings case insensitive - you have to convert them to wide chars. = Without lowercase, the hub doesn't have to know anything about utf-8 or = encodings - it's just shuffling binary data around based on a byte and = the (unescaped) eol marker. /J-- DC Developers mailinglist http://3jane.ashpool.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dcdev