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Re: Initial commit for EBCDIC Port

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-04-02 20:59:08 CEST

> If you could do your initial commit a way that it is still possible to
> run diff against your initial baseline (branches/1.1.x), that would be
> nice. So you could copy clean /branches/1.1.x -> /branches/ebcdic/1.1.x
> check out /branches/ebcdic/1.1.x and copy all your own stuff over it,
> remove/add as necessary, and then commit. Perhaps you had planned it
> this way already.
>
> I am fine with one big commit, with quite rough log message,
> i.e. "Initial ebcdic commit" =)

I plan on committing this on Monday. We were just waiting for the 1.1.4
tag. Not to complicate things any further, but I have been thinking.
Would it make more sense to go with /branches/os400 then /branches/ebcdic?

This is really an os400 port. It just so happens that dealing with EBCDIC
issues are 90% of the issues. That could change over time as IBM has been
doing more and more to offer UTF-8 as an option. Our interest will always
be to make this run best under OS/400.

I have been working with OS/400 since 1991, I am not even sure what other
EBCDIC platforms still exist. I think the old IBM mainframe OS is EBCDIC,
but is Apache and APR ported to it? I am not aware of any others.

It doesn't really matter to me. I just do not want to create confusion as
to what the goal of this port is. It is not to make Subversion deal with
EBCDIC, it is to make it run well on OS/400.

Mark

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