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Re: Some questions...

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-16 21:07:31 CEST

Tony Hoyle <tmh@nodomain.org> writes:

> There really isn't any other way to do it. Unicode support is
> essential in a version control system these days... certainly I
> couldn't do without it... our java team would go ballistic if they
> couldn't merge unicode.

Wait, hold on. Nothing is preventing you from using unicode .java
files. Your problem is that you're using an unmergeable encoding,
like UCS2, or whatever. Why not just use UTF8 source files instead?
Then you get normal, mergeable text.

This subject has never been brought up before; I wasn't aware it was
Subversion's responsibility to deal with every possible unicode
encoding. You make a good point, though. Subversion definitely
*could* grow a new "svn:encoding" property, convert encodings to UTF8
for mergeability, and convert back. It would be a bit of work to
write this feature, but nothing horrible.

Still, it still feels like a post-1.0 change to me. Not high priority
at the moment.

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Received on Wed Jul 16 21:09:47 2003

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