[Mono-bugs] [Bug 23541][Wis] Changed - mcs needs to deal with the encoding of source files

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Changed by miguel@ximian.com.


--- shadow/23541	Tue Aug 27 20:29:44 2002
+++ shadow/23541.tmp.23053	Wed Sep  4 12:10:00 2002
@@ -116,6 +116,27 @@
 So IMHO this must be done either by the runtime or by our StreamReader implementation.
 I don't want to "force" this bug back into the runtime, so keeping it here and setting priority to wishlist.
+------- Additional Comments From miguel@ximian.com  2002-09-04 12:10 -------
+CSC has an option called /codepage:XXX which is used for specifying
+the codepage for the input file. 
+The documentation for codepage claims that if the source code is in
+either the default code page, or Unicode or UTF-8 the compiler will be
+able to figure things out on its own.
+I am assuming they mean `UTF-16' when they say Unicode.  
+Distinguishing what microsoft calls "Unicode" and "Unicode big endian"
+on Windows is easy, the first two bytes are 0xfe 0xff (unicode) or
+0xfe 0xff (unicode big endian).
+On *windows* they use 0xef 0xbb 0xbf for Utf-8 encoded files
+So I assume the rest is supposed to be encoded in the current
+"codepage", an interesting concept, because I do not know how code
+pages map to character sets on Unix or how to tell what the current
+codepage is.