TODO file for Recode

Tell recode-bugs@iro.umontreal.ca if you feel like volunteering for any of these ideas, listed more or less in decreasing order of priority. Some TODO items are implicit within received email.

Before next official release

  • Revise everything about explodes.
  • Update NEWS for latest libiconv and latest Keld tables.
  • Remove TeX edition warnings, rephrase whatever required.
  • Complete inter-node and menu references, as necessary.
  • See make and configure HAVE_UNION_WAIT, see lr /conf-wait-.

Memory control

  • Dig
    • ALLOC, ALLOC_SIZE, REALLOC
    • edit_sequence, init_ucs2_to_byte
  • Revise for leaks
    • combine.c
    • localcharset.c
    • names.c (for aliases)
    • html.c
    • testdump.c
    • recode.c
  • Solve
    • src/xalloc.h + src/xmalloc.c .vs. lib/xstrdup.c
    • xstrdup unused

Keld

  • recode
    • New tables from Keld
    • Revise diagnostics
  • Standards aspects
    • Wait for PostScript
      • charset in 14652
      • transliteration in 14652
      • API in 15435
      • recoding/iconv APIs (->Handa)
  • Miscellaneous
    • African tables
    • Unicode/W3C short-comings
      • Lithuanian

Linus

  • ~/m├ęthodes/rtf/

Particular notes

  • feuille Tamil
  • Autoconf and DOSWIN
  • New RFC 1345 tables, still some diagnostics
  • Check notes from ORA
  • ~/libit/rmail/m4
  • ~/libit/rmail/gettext

ChangeLog

Charsets

  • Clean up applemac vs macintosh and ibmpc vs ibm437.
  • Implement RFC1345 more fully.
  • Generalize older charsets (latex, texte, etc.) to RFC 1345 mnemonics.
  • Support VT320 support and related character sets. (Alain Simon)
  • Support @code{[nt]roff} diacritics.
  • Support Universite de Montreal accent convention.
  • ~/pinard/codes/mule/courriel/

Surfaces

  • Implement some invbits over 8, 7 or 6 bits, maybe more.
  • CR-LF, in ibmpc.c (implied by IBMPC?)
  • CR, in applemac.c (implied by Apple-Mac?)
  • Message headers [RFC 1342]
  • Mnemonic and Mnemo (maybe?) [RFC 1345]
  • Integrate -c and -g into charsets.
  • Find something for recode -g ibmpc:ibmpc to do what it suggests
  • Option -M (implying -i) to process MIME headers

Mechanics

  • Intercept signals to cleanup the temporary files in any event.
  • Revise --sequence=pipe thoroughly.
  • Rewrite execute_pipe_sequence for having only one child per parent.
  • Revise --force thoroughly.
  • Rewrite .l converses for lat1{asci,ltex,txte}, for --force.
  • Optimize/merge all one-to-many cases.
  • Write a better make check, not as partial and forgiving.
  • Modify recode so I can get rid of diacrit.[ch] (elsewhere).
  • Have -l know which output charset to use (Martin Maechler, 93-12-07).
  • Take note that ->RFC1345 recodings are non reversible.

Notes about MSDOS port

  • I had to touch stamp-h.
  • @PRODUCT@ and @VERSION@ were not substituted.
  • Replace PRODUCT by PACKAGE within config_h.*.
  • One should have -DHAVE_CONFIG_H=1 (the =1 is required).
  • charset.c:637: Maybe incorrect assignment in init_table_for_rfc1345().
  • LIBINTL.OBJ and LOCALE.OBJ were not compiled.
  • Rule to compile LIBINTL.OBJ was missing.
  • readme.tcc should become README.DOS as things go.