Date: 2006-05-16 00:05:54 +0200 (Tue, 16 May 2006)
New Revision: 4555
Correct imprecise facts.
--- trunk/docutils/docs/dev/repository.txt 2006-05-15 15:51:17 UTC (rev 4554)
+++ trunk/docutils/docs/dev/repository.txt 2006-05-15 22:05:54 UTC (rev 4555)
@@ -87,9 +87,9 @@
The reason is that subversion localizes its expansion of the ``Date``
keyword, which may result in non-ASCII characters in other locales.
Non-ASCII characters upset Python, even if they only appear in comments.
-Adding an encoding declaration to all Python sources doesn't help because
-the declaration would be a fixed part of the file, while the date encoding
-could be different for every person checking out the code...
+Strangely, Subversion always uses UTF-8 to format the date, ignoring
+locale settings. So adding a UTF-8 encoding declaration to all Python
+sources would help. However, we are not sure we want to do this.
Arguably, the Right Thing would be for subversion to understand file
encodings: convert file contents, localize keywords and expand an Encoding