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Re: Let's discuss about unicode compositions for filenames!

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 14:34:45 -0600

> On 02.02.2012 20:22, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > By proposing a client-only solution, I hope to avoid _all_ those
> > questions.

[Branko Cibej]
> Can't see how that works, unless you either make the client-side
> solution optional, create a mapping table, or make name lookup on the
> server agnostic to character representation.

Yes, I did propose a mapping table in wc.db.

Old clients on OS X would continue to be confused; the solution is to
upgrade.

New clients on OS X (and elsewhere) would maintain a mapping table
between 'repository path' and 'local filesystem representation'. We
already have these two concepts, given we support non-UTF-8 client
encodings.

> It would be nice if we could normalize paths in the repository
> without having to perform a dump/reload cycle, but I don't know how
> that would work in FSFS

Indeed, it's a problem similar to obliterate, and carries the same risk
of invalidating every wc. This is why I don't think it's a reasonable
path to take in the short term (1.x).

Peter
Received on 2012-02-02 21:35:22 CET

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