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Re: Porting Subversion to EBCDIC

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-02-13 02:46:36 CET

Mark Phippard wrote:

>>Have you considered my suggestion about using a source preprocessor do
>>manage the string literal problem? I prophesy that the patch as it
>>stands now, with all the char escapes, will never get merged to trunk.
>We would certainly rather see it accomplished via a preprocessor too. I
>kind of had the impression you were going to try something in that area.
>It is something we can look into, but not until we have mod_dav_svn
>working. If you want to provide any more hints as to how you would do
>this, or possible suggest other projects that might have used a technique
>like it, that would be great. At this point, about all we understand is
>that you think this could be done with a pre-processor.
Yes, you need a parser that at least rudimantally understands C. A lexer
that understands comments might be enough, actually; perhaps something
based on cpplib.

Anyway, this obviously needs some research.

>If we did do it with a preprocessor, how do you think we would handle
>strings that we wanted to let remain in the native locale? I think there
>are a decent number of string that we did not escape.
You either escape everyhing and bite the bullet with conversions, or
mark those strings specially (e.g., like we mark for translation). I
tend to lean towards the first solution being cleaner.

-- Brane

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