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

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-05-29 22:18:07 CEST

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:

> On Wed, 2002-05-29 at 16:03, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> > - APR does any necessary conversions between UTF-8 and The
> > Filesystem.
>
> I don't think APR has any particular commitment to accepting UTF-8
> encoded filenames, and it would be quite a change in contract to decide
> that now.

Well, that kills that.

> And while the client binary can handle conversion to UTF-8, that would
> seem to conflict with your assertion that Subversion (which includes
> clients) shouldn't be in the business of charset conversion.

Oh, no, I don't typically consider `svn', `svnadmin' or `svnlook' to
be part of Subversion. They are all clients of Subversion, which I
tend to think of as a collection of libraries that do that version
control thang. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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. But, I don't want
Subversion to be crippled in light of being used, on a single project,
by folks with multivarious locales.

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

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