On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 1:16 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Eek.

Oh, I agree. Doing a full character set conversion both ways is quite
a bit more work.

> Not just write_entry() codepath that creates the final paths on the
> filesystem, you would need to touch lstat() calls that check the
> existence and freshness of the path, once you go that route.  I am
> sure such a change can be made to work, but I am not sure how much
> we would gain from one.

I think it might be interesting. I doubt it matters all that much any
more in Western Europe (Unicode really does seem to have largely taken
over), but I think Japan still uses Shift-JIS a lot.

Although maybe that is starting to fade too.

And it really is just a generalization of the OS X filesystem damage.

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