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Re: Fwd: LMDB and text encoding

> DB names are purely internal to LMDB, so they bear no relation to OS
> filenames and none of this discussion matters to them.

If we let the users treat db names as an MDB_val (essentially, an
arbitrary byte array), then all bets are off: we can't even make the
assumption that a db name is meaningful text in any encoding. We can
make it possible to type such a thing in the console if we represent
it as a string of hexadecimal numbers. For example, mdb_dump could do
something like to_hex_string in this code snippet:
http://pastebin.com/jqnGSS6C (note: you need -std=c11 to compile the