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Re: [PATCH] $LastChangedDate$ encoding

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2006-05-07 22:15:55 CEST

Peter Samuelson writes:
> Ivan argued for not localising the keyword expansion at all, but using
> English with ASCII. [Note: I think that is reasonable, but perhaps not
> easy to implement efficiently, as it may involve switching locales.]

I thin we should go this route. Specifically, we should drop the
human readable pdate part and use the same format as Id uses. I think
it was a mistake to use a locale-dependent date format here.

This does not solve the problem, because we still use UTF8 for the
basename and author. I think the best we can do is to stay with UTF8
until we know the encoding of the file - it will at least give
consistent results.

Changing the $Date$ expansion will break compatibility, but we will
keep the same format for the machine-parsable part as we have today.

I'd be +1 on a backport of this to 1.4.


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