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Re: [PATCH v9 4/8] utf8: add function to detect a missing UTF-16/32 BOM

Lars Schneider <larsxschneider@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> After thinking about it I wonder if we should barf on "utf16" without
> dash. Your Linux iconv would handle this correctly. My macOS iconv would not.
> That means the repo would checkout correctly on your machine but not on mine.
> What do you think?

To be bluntly honest, I prefer not to have excess "sanity checks";
there is no need to barf on utf16 in a project run by those who are
without macOS friends, for example.  For that matter, while I do not
hate it so much to reject it, I am not all that supportive of this
"The consortium says without -LE or -BE suffix there must be BOM,
and this lacks one, so barf loudly" step in this topic myself.