Ape tags, includes and portability

Scott Wheeler wheeler at kde.org
Tue Jul 18 16:39:28 CEST 2006

On Jul 18, 2006, at 4:28 PM, Sebastian Pipping wrote:

> i thought about your recommendations and i now strongly
> prefer the first one, the two-constructors-solution.
> this would save unnecessary conversions on windows and
> also not require two differently compiled versions.
> TagLib::String is not what i want since i mainly work
> with plain-c-"array"-strings.

And on UNIX it's not a matter of "want", really, which is why it uses  
const char * in the first place.  On UNIX each file system has its  
own encoding, but all are 8-bit.  So TagLib just passes the file name  
on to the OS's fopen() command without paying any attention to it.   
Passing it through TagLib::String would corrupt it in many cases  
since TagLib::String only understands two 8-bit encodings (UTF-8 and  


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