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

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-05-30 23:51:41 CEST

On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 04:41:44PM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> writes:
> > how does this solve the "i'm writing a gui svn client and i need to
> > shove the log message in a text box to display it" problem. they
> > still need to know the charset to be able to display it correctly, and
> > if we don't provide either a standard char set for log messages or a
> > way to figure out the char set, there is no way to make a client that
> > will work with all subversion repositories automatically.
> It doesn't -- it's not an attempt to solve that problem.

perhaps not, but if we just go with UTF-8 for log messages we solve
the problem and make life easier for client writers everywhere.
they're already going to have to convert a bunch of stuff to UTF-8
anyway, so why not be more consistent and say for all textual
information used by the subversion API we use UTF-8?


garrett rooney                    Remember, any design flaw you're 
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http://electricjellyfish.net/     a feature.       -- Dan Sugalski
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Received on Sat Jun 1 14:15:52 2002

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