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Re: SVN Win32 Developers -- need some help

From: Ivan Zhakov <chemodax_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-04 23:10:57 CEST

On 6/5/07, Mark Phippard <markphip@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/4/07, Ivan Zhakov <chemodax@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 5/30/07, Mark Phippard <markphip@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I totally agree with you that Subversion should able use Win32 api
> > instead iconv for encoding conversion on Windows. Maintaining iconv on
> > windows is hell now. But as I remember last discussion on this topic
> > blocked by Branko (http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2005-10/0683.shtml):
> > >> Anyway... before proceeding any further with this patch, I'd like to see
> > >> some definite answers about the recent report that Windows translation
> > >> functions aren't reliable for all encodings. If that's true, repllacing
> > >> apr_iconv would be taking a step backwards (and would therefore generate
> > >> a -1 from me).
> I think to be fair here, someone needs to raise a more specific
> objection, such as pointing to an actual flaw not a hypothetical one.
> I could turn this around and point to dozens of known crashes of
> Windows because we use apr_iconv.
It was not my objection :) I'm just pointing to Brane objection and his -1.
Personally I don't see problems to use win32 api, even it doesn't
support some encoding. User will get problems with these encodings on
OS level anyway.

> > I consider that right way is to teach apr-iconv use win32 api instead
> > if doing this in Subversion itself. Also in apr-iconv we can hardcode
> > names of encodings supported by Windows (as far I know Windows
> > supports limited set of encodings)
> >
> > Also I had some technical comments on Stefan's patch. But I'm ready to
> > solve it if we get some decision in concept.
> There is so little code here, why involve apr_iconv? I think we
> should just dump it.
I consider that OS abstraction is apr_iconv responsibility. I don't
like idea to have list of hardcoded encoding names in Subversion code.
We need to list them to support --encoding option. But I could change
my mind.

So we have to argue Branko and choose location of this code: in
Subversion or in apr-iconv.

Ivan Zhakov
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