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Re: Crash on file names containing invalid UTF-8 sequence

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-06-19 16:36:20 CEST

Felix Wiemann wrote:
> When there's an unversioned file whose name contains an invalid UTF-8
> sequence, Subversion crashes:

No it doesn't.
It prints an error message, and exits in an orderly and intentional way.

> $ echo $LC_ALL
> en_US.utf8
> $ svn st -q
> $ touch `echo subversion.äöü | recode utf8..latin1`
> $ svn st -q
> svn: Valid UTF-8 data
> (hex: 73 75 62 76 65 72 73 69 6f 6e 2e)
> followed by invalid UTF-8 sequence
> (hex: e4 f6 fc)
> This is unnecessary because the file is unversioned anyway.

How do you expect subversion to know whether it is unversioned, without
resolving its name from bytes to characters?

> Furthermore, the error message is not particularly helpful.

Suggested improvements welcome.


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