Subject RE: [IB-Architect] Syntax for case insensitive sort
Author Tim Uckun
At 11:20 PM 3/29/00 -0400, you wrote:
From: "Claudio Valderrama C." <cvalde@...>
For example, a driver for case insensitive in language X is fine. If the
language rules mandate the accented characters are undistinguishable from
the rest, then put that logic in the same driver. If such rules aren't
mandatory, then consider anoter driver for them. Why? It seems arbitrary and
asymmetric. Yes, but there's complexity on the other side: don't waste

Claudio makes an excellent point. In fact I would argue that because IB is open source now you don't need to make every possible combination of everything. If these drivers are stand alone then there is no reason why they can't be developed as needed by the people who need them. If there is a Chinese user who wants to sort by whatever pattern they choose they can implement it themselves. This is pretty much how internalization in Linux works. For example there is a Turkish team working on Turkish Linux and docs. It would be unreasonable to expect them to work on Arabic Linux no? I say build the drivers you need, publish the code and help out if asked.

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