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Re: Encoding of .subversion config files?

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2006-03-09 19:41:06 CET

On 3/8/06, Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn@vinc17.org> wrote:
> On 2006-03-08 13:38:16 -0800, Jim Blandy wrote:
> > I believe common practice is to just read shared config files with the
> > process's current locale's encoding:
>
> This is not a common practice, this is what is done by default.
> So, one could say that this is a bug noone has fixed yet.

Possibly.

> > if people want to share, they need to use ASCII, or agree on a
> > common encoding.
>
> or the file should contain the encoding (explicitly or implicitly).
> This is often the case in new applications.

That's fine, but it entails a lot of work.
- What syntax should we use? The files aren't XML, so we need to make
up our own.
- How shall we name encodings? I recommend we should follow XML's
naming conventions, to avoid having to think much.
- Given an encoding name, how shall we perform the conversion from
that encoding to UTF-8?
- Who will write the patch?

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