Re: UTF-8, ISO C Am.1, and POSIX

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Tue Aug 19 1997 - 12:58:19 EDT

> > I think you underestimate both the number of EBCDIC systems extant,
> > and the number of cars driving on the left. Neither is by any
> > stretch of the imagination a niche, and neither is going to go away
> > in the forseeable future.
> >
> > Tony H.
> Fortunately, mainframe gateway protocols confine the former to the
> mainframes, and Chunnel gateway protocols confine the latter
> to Britain.
> --Ken
> In some ways, this is wandering off the subject, but in
> others, it's right on the mark. First, Ken, driving on the
> left is hardly confined to Great Britain. It also is the
> method used in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Ireland.
> I'm sure others on the list will supply additional examples.

e.g. New Zealand.

It was a *joke*, folks. Next time I'll be sure to put in the

Note the correlation with islands, by the way, since we're
wondering off topic.


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