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svnadmin dump/load proposal

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2004-09-09 23:02:07 CEST

My company is working on porting Subversion to OS/400, an EBCDIC system.
As a side note, things are actually going pretty well with this port
although it has been a lot of work.
We are currently running into a problem with svnadmin dump and load
because of the way OS/400 handles pipes and redirections, specifically it
wants to convert the stream to/from EBCDIC which would make the dump files
not portable across platforms. It would simplify things greatly for us if
svnadmin dump/load had an optional final parameter added to specify the
dump file name. The code could then just open the dump file itself and
read/write to it. This would allow us to maintain control of the
environment and the character encodings and avoid the EBCDIC conversion.
Of course the current behavior would remain the default.

We are prepared to work on and submit this patch, but want to know if it
is likely to be accepted before we bother as it seems like the sort of
change some people might feel strongly about. If it is something that is
likely to be accepted, then we will develop and submit it independent of
the EBCDIC stuff we are doing which should keep it cleaner and make it
easier to review.



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