Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2013 02:44:20 +0200 From: Szabolcs Nagy <nsz@...t70.net> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: iconv Korean and Traditional Chinese research so far * Harald Becker <ralda@....de> [2013-08-05 00:39:43 +0200]: > Why cant we have all this character conversions on a state driven > machine which loads its information from a external configuration > file? This way we can have any kind of conversion someone likes, > by just adding the configuration file for the required Unicode to > X and X to Unicode conversions. external files provided by libc can work but they should be possible to embed into the binary otherwise a static binary is not self-contained and you have to move parts of the libc around along with the binary and if they are loaded from fixed path then it does not work at all (permissions, conflicting versions etc) if the format changes then dynamic linking is problematic as well: you cannot update libc in a single atomic operation
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