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Re: Check-out fails with LANG=C

From: Andreas Krey <a.krey_at_gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 22:02:00 +0200

On Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:43:50 +0000, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> I think using UTF-8 by default would be a good choice today. But it
> certainly wasn't when the Subversion project was started years ago.
> And we cannot change the existing default behaviour now. That would
> create compatibility nightmares with existing working copies.

You could still make the encoding settable in the WC configuration,
and optionally make that default to utf8 in the checkout. Old WCs
wouldn't be affected. If the filesystem doesn't know, the application
should store a value. (This whole stuff is scary anyway.)

> I don't really understand what kind of answers you are hoping to get.

'You might have a point there'?

> Are you actually proposing that we change something in Subversion,
> or are you arguing out of spite?

False dichotomy? My spite is currently reserved for clearcase.


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800
Received on 2013-07-09 22:02:35 CEST

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