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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] How does arch/tla handle encodings?

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] How does arch/tla handle encodings?
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 12:36:14 -0400

Marcus Sundman wrote:
> No. If arch doesn't keep track of the encoding of files then you have to 
> communicate this piece of metadata information through some other channel 
> (e.g. per email). A text file *always* has an encoding associated with it. 
> There is no such thing as "plain text".

Arch doesn't know much of anything about encodings, other than whether diff
and patch parse a file as "binary" or "text". 

Things get a little more complicated when you start talking about
file-ids, for which arch uses something called "pika-escaping".

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