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Re: svn commit: r12919 - in trunk/subversion: include libsvn_subr mod_dav_svn tests/clients/cmdline

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-02-10 20:04:59 CET

Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> wrote on 02/10/2005 09:30:27 AM:

> Mark Phippard wrote:
> > The way we are handling it in the EBCDIC port is to do exactly what
brane
> > suggested. We defne character constants that escape the literal to
UTF-8
> > and then modified the code to use the constants.
>
> How extensive is this? Did you just need to do this for a few odd
characters
> here and there, or does this involve replacing hundreds of literal
strings and
> characters all over the code base? Bear in mind that I don't know
whether
> EBCDIC has any overlap with ASCII, or what your other options are (such
as
> controls to make certain parts be compiled with ASCII as the execution
> character set).
>
> Could you show us a patch for this, or is it all mixed up with lots of
other
> changes? Could you show us an example of exactly what you did? I'm
interested
> to see whether it is something that we could reasonably maintain in the
> Subversion code base, or far too disruptive for that. It would also be
> interesting to see what macro names you use, what header files, and so
on, so
> that we don't needlessly conflict with you.

It is pretty extensive, EBCDIC and ASCII do not overlap at all. I am
going to send a separate post with detailed information on where we are
with the EBCDIC port.

Thanks

Mark

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