How do you plan to get that feedback, by the
water-cooler? ;-} Please note that not only "teams" are affected. Suggest you
designate a bug to record the comments. 37933 or any other will do.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 1:49
Subject: [eclipse-dev] request for
comments - improved file encoding support
Platform/Core has started working on improving file
encoding support (plan item - bug 37933). The goal is to allow clients to find
out which specific encoding should be used when reading the contents of a file
using a text stream.
proposal is under the Platform/Core web area (Core Component Planning ->
Commited Items). Here is a direct link (may be split in two lines):
This work would involve changing all
clients of IFile.get/setContents that use text streams (Java Core/UI,
Search, Platform Text, Compare, ...) to, instead of using the workspace
default encoding, use the resource specific encoding, and to react to resource
change notifications regarding changes of encoding. We would also need UI
(Platform/JDT) for (re)setting/browsing encodings on resources. Also, the
current mechanism in Platform Text for setting encodings would have to be
retrofiited to work with the new support from Core.
We need feedback from the affected teams on whether
this proposal makes sense for their needs and their willingness to
adopt/expose the new functionality.