Is this a TODO?

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Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
> 
> >Peter Eisentraut <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >  
> >
> >>But the answer space is infinite:
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >  
> >
> >>$ LANG=C locale charmap
> >>ANSI_X3.4-1968
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Right, the hard part is mapping whatever weird string "locale charmap"
> >chooses to return into one of the encodings our code knows about.
> >
> >HPUX seems to be just arbitrarily bizarre:
> >
> >$ LC_ALL=en_US.iso88591 locale charmap
> >"iso88591.cm"
> >$ LC_ALL=C.utf8 locale charmap
> >"utf8.cm"
> >$
> >
> >As near as I can tell, the .cm is present in all the possible results;
> >and why the quotes?
> >  
> >
> 
> 
> >  
> >
> >>I suspect Japanese users will also have a problem with this mechanism, 
> >>but at least we could keep -E to override the automatic selection.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Perhaps we could try to derive a setting from locale charmap, but barf
> >and require explicit -E if we can't recognize it?
> >
> >  
> >
> 
> Sounds like an excellent plan, at least for platforms that have such a 
> command. Windows does not appear to :-(. Are there other *nixes that 
> also lack it, or that also produce bizarre results like PH-UX?
> 
> cheers
> 
> andrew
> 
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