Labels: Type-Defect Priority-Medium
New issue 3895 by ali.kam...@visiercorp.com: UnicodeDecodeError when
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What version are you running?
What's the URL of the page containing the problem?
What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Setup a mercurial repository with two committed files: fileA and fileB.
Make sure fileA and fileB have some contents.
2. Remove fileA from the repository
3. Edit fileB and add a unicode copy right symbol:
// Copyright © [2010-2015] ...
4. Add a new *empty* file to the repository: fileC
4. Run rbt post
What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
I expect a review request to be posted, instead I get this error from rbt:
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc2 in position 476:
ordinal not in range(128)
What operating system are you using? What browser?
Windows 7, Mercurial 3.4.1
Please provide any additional information below.
When a new empty file is added rbt tries to add a custom string to the diff
so that the review contains the fact that a new empty file has been added:
for filename in added_empty_files:
if filename not in exclude_files:
diff += ('diff -r %s -r %s %s\n' ...
The problem is the left hand side (diff) is a unicode string in this case
because of the copyright symbol. Python generates a UnicodeDecodeError if
the right encoding is not set.
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