[openssl-project] To use or not use the iconv API, and to use or not use other libraries
rsalz at akamai.com
Mon Jun 11 15:06:01 UTC 2018
> If B<-pass8bit> is given, the password is taken to be encoded in the current
> locale, but is still used directly.
> A future release might automatically convert the password to valid UTF-8
> encoding if this flag is given.
I would propose that "-pass8bit" means that each byte of the input is
a unicode code point value (i.e. ASCII or LATIN1 supplement) and we'll
convert to UCS-2 by prepending 0x00 to each one. If so, I would expect
this flag to NOT ever change its meaning.
I don't see the point of this.
My goal, with the two flags, was to allow users to make explicit what they want, and to warn them that *one* of the cases might/will change in the future.
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