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RE: [TSVN] Re: TortoiseMerge: Editing conflicts

From: Hughes, Bill <Bill.Hughes_at_cox.co.uk>
Date: 2004-09-28 12:26:49 CEST

SteveKing wrote:
..snip..

> Try once the following: fire up your webbrowser, google for "free text
> editor" and download at least five of them. Then open UTF8 files in them
> and save them again (insert an empty line somewhere to make sure the
> file is really written again). Do that with every text editor you have.
> Then, compare those saved UTF8 files - you will find that they're
> different!
> Most text editors out there can't deal correctly with UTF8 files or
> UNICODE files, and don't even start trying different codepages with them
> - they might work for english and maybe even european codepages, but
> once you have a file encoded with a e.g. chinese codepage you _will_
> loose your data with those editors.
I'll have to try that, there may be a market for a decent editor too then
</joke>.
Of course if we find one that does work we can merge that in...

..snip..

> But why should I decouple TMerge from TSVN? I mean as long as no one
> is willing to work on it and help out, I would just have more people
> complaining about missing features! And even I need some time
> for myself once in a while...

Exactly.
Once one (or more) of us who come up with big ideas but no code start
actually doing some decent work on it there may be a reason to consider
this.

NB this isn't a flame as I consider myself to be a prime example of this.
Trouble is don't use windows much at home and I don't have the time at work,
so I'd be more likely to work on a cross-platform utility if I do find the
time.

Bill

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