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Re: location of UnicodeData.txt

Jim Penny <jpenny@universal-fasteners.com> writes:

> I would venture to guess that even with a perfect oracle, it would be
> essentially imposible to reverse engineer the Unicode data files, much
> less the ancillary algorithms.  That is, a 32 bit search space with at
> least 36 properties to be discovered per data point is whopping big.

That's irrelevant.

The *implementation* of the standard is not copying, even if you had
to read the standard to figure out how to do it.  Indeed, a functional
equivalence rule is also nice here: I can write a new program to
implement *your* interface, even if I had to read your program to
figure out what the interface is.  (This is true because "interface
copyright" has died flaming death.)

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