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

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-05-30 01:19:03 CEST

On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 03:44:43PM -0400, Greg Hudson wrote:
> Karl seems to side
> with Marcus on translating because UTF-8 and the local charset for all
> interesting values;

I'm assuming that is "... translating *between* UTF-8 ..."

And I'm in this camp, FWIW.

> Mike and I would rather be charset-neutral; Branko
> wants to use UTF-8 for paths and be charset-neutral for everything
> else. (I'm not sure why pathnames deserve special treatment.)

The FS does, and always has, specified that paths are UTF-8.

> (I'd just like to point out at this juncture that, if we didn't use XML
> so damned much, we wouldn't have any problems being charset-neutral.
> That is all.)

I tend to believe it is entirely unrelated to the use of XML. Simply storing
a log message into the repository in arbitrary character sets leads to
eventual Torment(tm). Applying rationality, today, is much better.


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