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

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-05-29 22:29:50 CEST

On Wed, 2002-05-29 at 16:18, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> Of course, now I don't know exactly where I want to be with respect to
> this issue. I've worked in the past with software that was in the
> business of doing charset conversions (to and from some 50 different
> charsets), and that chunk of code is NOT fun.

I think Marcus's patch mostly delegates to iconv(), so it's not so bad.

> Perhaps the only relevant question pre-1.0 is the usual one: what
> does CVS do?

CVS is charset-neutral, by which I mean it can store 8-bit data, but has
no provisions for converting between character sets.

We'd be like that right now too, except that any data we stuff into an
XML file has to be valid UTF-8 data or expat complains.

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