|Reported by:||axeld||Owned by:||pulkomandy|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||All|
Description (last modified by )
convert_from_utf8() uses iconv() in the background. However, it opens/closes the iconv context with every invocation, which is just wrong.
It becomes obvious with the UTF-16 encoding, where a marker is added at the beginning of the file, or, in our case, for every call to convert_from_utf8().
It is not possible to open/close the context properly without changing the API. Since this conflicts with the goal of Haiku R1, this bug is delayed to post-R1 schedule. Likely, a new API will need to be designed as part of the locale kit. It may be done before R2, and coexist with the legacy one.