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

From: Branko ╚ibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-05-29 21:55:54 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:

>On Wed, 2002-05-29 at 15:35, Branko ╚ibej wrote:
>>I never heard of such a paradigm. Yes, all _paths_ passed to the svn
>>libraries should be UTF-8 and canonicalized, but not all strings. I'm
>>sorry I didn't notice that berfore in your patches. AFAIK we never
>>discussed canonicalizing anything but paths.
>It sounds like we don't have a lot of consensus here (which is
>unfortunate for Marcus, who I think signed onto this task with the
>understanding that there was a pre-existing choice). Karl seems to side
>with Marcus on translating because UTF-8 and the local charset for all
>interesting values; 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.)
>It may be time for a vote, at least after Branko clarifies his position.
Like I said, I only remember discussions about a) how filenames should
be stored in the repository, and b) what the SVN libraries should
require wrt filename parameters. The decision was that filenames within
the libs and in the repo should be encoded in UTF-8, with forward
slashes for path separators.

My position here is that I agree with both decisions. :-)

The only thing we said about properties is that they can store arbitrary
binary data.

And: path names are a bit special because subversion simply won't work
unless we can consistently reproduce the file and path names that were
fed in. No such argument obtains for log messages.

>(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.)
He he. I will now wisely refrain from getting sucked into /that/
discussion again.

Brane ╚ibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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