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Re: svnadmin dump/load proposal

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-09-09 21:42:08 CEST

Mark Phippard <MarkP@softlanding.com> writes:
> 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.

I have no objection to the proposed feature. Suggest that you post a
detailed spec first -- give the option's name(s), and its exact
behavior. That way people know exactly what they're evaluating.


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