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

From: Jon Trowbridge <trow_at_ximian.com>
Date: 2002-05-29 22:30:35 CEST

On Wed, 2002-05-29 at 14:30, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> Marcus Comstedt <marcus@mc.pp.se> writes:
>
> > Since there are no properties on log messages, how do you propose that
> > the actual character encoding for a log message be recorded?
>
> That information, as you may have inferred from my previous paragraph,
> is stored "out of band", in a HACKING file or something, and is
> regulated by the repos admins.

...but if you do this, anyone who wants to write a GUI client that
allows for log message browsing is out of luck.

If a log message is in some unknown and unknowable charset, I can't
stick the text into a text widget and have any confidence that something
legible will be displayed.

Requiring utf-8 here might seem onerous, but it is pretty much the only
way to avoid a whole class of annoying charset problems down the road.

-JT

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