CVS migration help
John Arbash Meinel
john at arbash-meinel.com
Tue Oct 7 16:52:45 BST 2008
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Thomas Manson wrote:
> in cvs2svn option file :
> # You might want to be especially strict when converting filenames to
> # unicode (e.g., maybe not specify a fallback_encoding).
> ctx.cvs_filename_decoder = CVSTextDecoder(
> I've added the ppa repositiory for ubuntu apt-get and update to 184.108.40.206
> <http://220.127.116.11> and will try again.
I'll just mention that 'latin1' can never fail to decode a string. All
8-bit bytestrings have a valid Unicode decode from 'latin1', though
sometimes they will involve control characters. (Put another way,
'latin1' looks at one character at a time, and has all 256 mappings =>
UTF-8 can sometimes fail, because it uses multiple characters. Thus
every possible string is not valid in UTF-8.
ASCII can fail because it cannot map characters with the 8th bit set
(though I'll mention that anything in ASCII is identical in UTF-8).
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