Re: Postel's law, exceptions
Amelia A Lewis scripsit: > It was an interesting argument. I found myself in the position of > arguing that *all* character streams in Java have encodings (including > java.lang.String). The counter to this is a filter stream, such as a > TeeWriter (I was arguing that the problem was that Java did not provide > a getEncoding() method on all streams). I think you have a hold of the right stick, but at the wrong end. Byte streams have encodings if they represent text, but at the level of character streams, encodings have been abstracted away. -- Evolutionary psychology is the theory John Cowan that men are nothing but horn-dogs, http://www.ccil.org/~cowan and that women only want them for their money. http://www.reutershealth.com --Susan McCarthy (adapted) jcowan@r...
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