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Re: UTF-8

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-05-24 03:36:56 CEST

A possible compromise here is to base64-encode filenames and property
names in XML documents (and any other externally-provided strings which
might show up there), which should render Subversion as charset-neutral
as CVS is.

On Thu, 2002-05-23 at 12:28, Marcus Comstedt wrote:
> > The "advantage" I was talking about was not having to do character set
> > conversion in applications, not any particular advantage to the user.
> > (Although the user also benefits indirectly from having a single
> > character set for all languages.)

> The advantage of allowing the programmers to be lazy is rather
> insignificant compared to the disadvantage of imposing undesried
> charsets on the users.

I'm... disappointed that you would equate the desire for simple code
with the desire to coddle programmers.

> Not all arguments are provided by the OS or user. When running diff,
> for example, the labels are provided by Subversion.

We want to eliminate the external diff fairly soon. But even ignoring
that, aren't the labels just revision numbers or something fairly
innocuous like that?

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