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

From: Marcus Comstedt <marcus_at_mc.pp.se>
Date: 2002-05-31 00:37:21 CEST

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. And they indeed do treat log messages
as binary data, even with my patches (although expat will complain if
the string happens to not be well-formed UTF-8, as noted in the
original post in this thread). 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.

  // Marcus

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