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Re: [RFC/PATCH] commit messages not 8-bit compatible

From: Marcus Comstedt <marcus_at_mc.pp.se>
Date: 2002-05-29 22:30:25 CEST

cmpilato@collab.net writes:

> Perhaps the only relevant question pre-1.0 is the usual one: what
> does CVS do?

CVS is totally charset ignorant. It treats all data as binary¹.

The "pre-1.0" comment rings a warning bell though. If an 1.0 is
released which is charset independant, it will be very difficult to
move over to an all-UTF-8 policy after that. And vice versa. There
would have to be repository converters, syncing with independant
client developers and all sorts of hair.

It was the importance of having an proper implementation of the
intended policy by 1.0 that drove me to start implementing the policy
I though you had agreed on, as it didn't look like the regular guys
would have the time.

  // Marcus

¹ For files which do not have binary mode set, it assumes that it can
  recognize line breaks and keyword expansions.

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