[Development] The life of a file name and other possibly mal-encoded strings on non-Windows systems

Oswald Buddenhagen oswald.buddenhagen at theqtcompany.com
Wed Oct 8 12:10:07 CEST 2014

On Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 05:21:45PM +0200, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> File names that cannot be decoded using the locale codec are
> considered filesystem corruption and are silently dropped. They won't
> appear in directory listings.
> This was discussed to exhaustion in Qt 5's development process.

> The conclusion is to remain at status quo since there is no good,
> technical solution.
i actually don't see that conclusion. you mostly ignored the arguments
about doing some kind of 8-bit passthrough. you sort of liked the idea
to make QFile deal directly with urls, but it's obvious that this is a
non-starter due to the effort required at higher levels. i still like my
idea to do something akin to punycode ...

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