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Re: svn log behaves strangely when characters cannot be represented in the local charset

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:40:40 +0100

On 2008-02-18 10:51:28 -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> I'm not opposed to printing a warning to stderr as well, saying that
> some log messages couldn't be fully converted; that way the user would
> see the warning even if the log output were being redirected to a file.
> If you have time to come up with a patch for that (independently of
> the other change discussed above), that'd be great!

I've added that in my TODO, when I have the time... (amongst the
software I use, that's not the only problem I've found and for
which a patch is needed).

FYI, I've done a little test on my Debian machine:

  find /usr/share/doc -name 'changelog*' -exec zgrep \
    --color=always -H '\?\\[0-9]\+' \{\} \;

and guess what... I've found a changelog that was badly generated
(in vim-latexsuite... I've just reported the bug). If "svn log" had
signaled the problem in some form, perhaps the maintainer would
have noticed it.

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