Is Git supposed to be usable in an environment where the execution character
set is EBCDIC?
I ask because, in browsing the source code (version 2.0.0), I stumbled across
that won't work as presumably intended in an EBCDIC environment (strihash(),
git_user_agent_sanitized()). I can report them as bugs, but if EBCDIC is
considered out of
scope, then they aren't bugs.
These three functions can be readily fixed to make them portable across
character sets. There may be other spots that are harder to fix.
I have done a lot of grepping and Googling, but I haven't found a clear,
to this question. From searching this mailing list, it appears that nobody is
supporting EBCDIC. However I found one wiki page describing how to run Git on
an IBM i, which
is an EBCDIC-based successor to the AS/400 series. See:
That installation was reportedly running version 184.108.40.206, which I believe
introduction of strihash() and memihash(); I don't know about
Mind you, I'm not advocating for EBCDIC. I escaped from the EBCDIC world about
ago, and have no desire to return. I just want to know if character set issues
reporting. The same issues may arise for other, more obscure character sets.
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