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Re: Supporting non-XML-safe pathnames

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-24 16:26:36 CET

On Nov 24, 2004, at 12:00 AM, VK Sameer wrote:
> While testing the fix, I found out that Linux allows creation of
> directories and files with control-characters in their names. The
> problem now seems to be that Subversion doesn't support this, since an
> un-encoded pathname can corrupt the entries file. Since Subversion
> shouldn't limit the OS capabilities arbitrarily,

...why not?

I mean, is there an actual demand to support control characters? Are
linux users going to complain if they discover that Subversion
arbitrarily limits this one particular feature?

Are control characters even representable in UTF8, once the filename
goes into the repository?

IMO, this seems like an awful lot of extra complexity for a feature
that I don't think anyone is going to care about.

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Received on Wed Nov 24 16:28:52 2004

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