#302 Revisit handling of unicode encoded file names in ar(1) archives

Future Work
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ar/ranlib
major
task
2010-11-28
2010-11-28
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The current definition of the ar(1) archive format has the implicit assumption that file names for members are encoded using ASCII. Investigate the steps needed to allow the ar utility to work with file names encoded as Unicode strings.

  • Look for assumptions in the code that 1 character in a file name uses 1 byte of space.
  • Identify changes to the documentation for the ar utility and the ar(5) archive format.

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