On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 7:25 AM, Chico Sokol <chico.so...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Your code is broken. IOUtils is probably corrupting what you get back.
>> After inflating the stream you should see the object type ("commit"),
>> space, its length in bytes as a base 10 string, and then a NUL ('\0').
>> Following that is the tree line, and parent(s) if any. I wonder if
>> IOUtils discarded the remainder of the line after the NUL and did not
>> consider the tree line.
> Is the contents of a unpacked object utf-8
> encoded?

Its more complicated than that. Commit objects are usually in utf-8,
unless a repository configuration setting told you otherwise, or an
encoding header appears in the commit. And sometimes that data lies
anyway. ISO-8859-1 is one of the safer forms of reading a commit, but
that also isn't always accurate.
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