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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 22:20:51 +0100

On 02.02.2012 21:28, Hiroaki Nakamura wrote:
> 2012/2/3 Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>:
>> On 02.02.2012 20:59, Hiroaki Nakamura wrote:
>>> So we need to change servers too. When servers read filenames from
>>> repositories, they first convert to NFC and then process commands.
>> That won't work. You have to do the initial lookup in a
>> normalization-agnostic way, and neither BDB nor FSFS makes that possible
>> wihout scanning whole directories.
> OK, then do scan whole directories.

But we can't make old clients do that. So ... by normalizing paths that
come from the server, we're effectively killing off all old clients that
would otherwise work with said servers.

-- Brane
Received on 2012-02-02 22:21:28 CET

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