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Re: UTF-8 (was: Re: property names)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2000-12-22 00:13:24 CET

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> Properties will have properties? Should we call them meta-props? :-)

No -- we don't do keyword substitution on properties, and our own
svn-specific properties use a UTF encoding that we chose and can
therefore assume without checking.

Below, I was talking about file contents, not property names nor
values.

-K

> On Thu, Dec 21, 2000 at 04:08:47PM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> > Anyway, this all relates to Subversion thusly:
> >
> > There will be a default assumed encoding (whether UTF-8 or UTF-16 we
> > don't have to hash out now). But, a property can indicate that a
> > different encoding is being used, if/when that can't be told by
> > inspection. Thus, we will be able to do keyword substitution no
> > matter what.
> >
> > -K
> >
> > "Bill Tutt" <billtut@microsoft.com> writes:
> > > No it's not. UCS-4 has been limited to the # of bits encodeable by
> > > UTF-16.
> > > UTF-8 is arbitrarily expandable if you so wished.
> > >
> > > Bill
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Karl Fogel [mailto:kfogel@galois.collab.net]
> > > Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2000 1:41 PM
> > > To: Mo DeJong
> > > Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> > > Subject: Re: UTF-8 (was: Re: property names)
> > >
> > > Karl Fogel <kfogel@galois.collab.net> writes:
> > > > In other words, there is no limit on the size of the Unicode character
> > > > set, but every time they add characters past a certain boundary, the
> > > > UTF encodings need to be updated so people know how to encode the new
> > > > ranges.
> > >
> > > Actually, that last part is probably wrong. The UTF-* encodings were
> > > planned from the beginning to handle numbers of arbitrary size.
> > >
> > > Think before post,
> > > -K
>
> --
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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