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From Vincent Lefevre <vincent-...@vinc17.net>
Subject Re: svn checkout - special characters in file name are not encoding properly
Date Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:19:03 GMT
On 2010-08-11 19:55:01 +0200, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 05:23:31PM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > On 2010-08-11 16:26:32 +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > > Configuring a UTF-8 locale can yield non-portable behavior.
> 
> Such as?

Outputting messages in a different language. Or any other
non-portable behavior. Who knows...

> > > There's a good reason why various scripts do a "LC_ALL=C".
> 
> Then those scripts are written for projects which use ASCII filenames.

That's unspecified.

> > > Moreover there's no portable way to select a UTF-8 locale.
> 
> Then your script will have to deal with the intricacies of supporting
> several platforms when selecting the UTF-8 locale. For most platforms,
> "export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8" should work fine.

Not all. Thus this is bad.

> Well, you can use en_US.UTF-8 to force the output to English.

Wrong. There's no guarantee to work. And too often it doesn't work.

> > And I think that "Do not use svn for scripts, reimplement
> > everything using bindings." would not be a wise answer.
> 
> Scripts written against bindings won't break when we change the
> command line output (which happens every once in a while).

It is certainly a better solution, but requires too much work
in practice.

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