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Re: Proposed resolution: Standardizing on UTF-8 isn't enough

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2007-07-19 12:32:13 CEST

On 7/18/07, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels@gmail.com> wrote:
> (1) Recode all paths on Mac to NFC and assume all other systems submit
> NFC without checking.


"The perfect is the enemy of the good."

#1 solves the current problem.

-1 (vote, not veto) on #2 and #3.

> Option (1) doesn't have this effect: MacOS X has functions built in to
> normalize to NFC. No additional dependencies would be required
> anywhere.

Which is why I favor #1 by a wide margin.

> At least, that's what I was going to propose until I realized there
> were mixed client version concerns. Now, I think the only option is to
> go with (2).

I tend to disregard this aspect - it would just be broken right now,
so I'm not concerned about how we deal with older versions.

> However, we will need to think of something to be able to delete paths
> from the repository from new clients (or we punt that and say it's an
> admin task...)

They can simply use URL-based operations. -- justin

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