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clients need the charset (was: [RFC/PATCH] commit messages not 8-bit compatible)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-05-31 00:58:40 CEST

On Fri, May 31, 2002 at 12:37:21AM +0200, Marcus Comstedt wrote:
> Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:
> > Log messages are not "textual information used by the Subversion API".
> > They are textual information passed around opaquely by the Subversion
> > API. Subversion never *uses* it, not the way it uses paths (comparing
> > and finding separators and so forth).
> For the libs, this is correct.
> However, there is the question
> of client implementations too. Both because Subversion contains such
> an implementation, to be used for both production use and reference,
> and because other implementations must agree on an interpretation to
> be interoperable. So there is both an implementation and policy
> question for the client that can't be ignored.

Right. The libs are useless without a client. USE. LESS.

Whether that client is 'svn' or ViewSVN or a GUI or cvs2svn or ... All of
these need to *know* that charset to make use of it.

Heck. Today, we have four clients: svn, svnlook, svnadmin, and cvs2svn. All
four use that log message. We also have the tweak-cgi and the commit-email
scripts, leveraging svnlook, so you could say we have six clients all
dealing with the log message.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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