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Re: Call For Votes: converting log messages to UTF-8

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-05-31 17:59:06 CEST

Jon Trowbridge <trow@ximian.com> writes:

> On Fri, 2002-05-31 at 10:06, Karl Fogel wrote:
> > I hope we all agree that we're just choosing a default behavior for
> > the client here -- users can get the alternate behavior by setting or
> > unsetting a config option in ~/.subversion/options. I.e., we should
> > offer conversion to UTF-8 for those who want it, and should not
> > unconditionally *force* conversion to UTF-8 for those who know they
> > don't want it. The only question is how we behave out-of-the-box.
>
> Just so that I understand: does this proposal imply a policy that all
> log messages are stored in UTF-8? Or does a +1 here imply support for
> storing log messages in an unknown and unknowable charset?

We're going to treat the log message as binary data (counted
svn_string_t) no matter what; as I understand it, the issue is how the
'svn' commandline client (and other clients) behave out-of-the-box:
do they UTF-8 encode your log messages by default, or not? This
behavior should be toggle-able.

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