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

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-05-31 16:26:52 CEST

On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 09:21:04AM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> writes:
> > well, if we're going to go down this route, then i think we should go
> > all the way and just let log messages be any kind of arbitrary data.
> > requiring no null characters in the 'string' is kind of half assed,
> > since who's to say there isn't a character set somewhere that doesn't
> > have nulls in their characters. plus, who knows, maybe someone,
> > somewhere has a good reason to use a jpeg as their log message ;-)
> I think treating them as binary data would be great.

I have no problem with treating them as binary data, provided that we
have some means of indicating to the client program what exactly that
binary data is, otherwise it is pretty much useless.

If we don't want to do that, then I think we should simply convert to
UTF-8 and let the client figure out how to do the conversion.


garrett rooney                    Remember, any design flaw you're 
rooneg@electricjellyfish.net      sufficiently snide about becomes  
http://electricjellyfish.net/     a feature.       -- Dan Sugalski
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Received on Sat Jun 1 14:12:34 2002

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