Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 2.11.0-0.1
- Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:09:45 +0200
- From: john doe <johndoe65534@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 2.11.0-0.1
On 8/14/2018 12:26 AM, Houder wrote:
On 2018-08-14 00:16, Eric Blake wrote:
On 08/13/2018 04:29 PM, Houder wrote:
The modication would require changing:
winsup/cygwin/fenv.cc (_feinitialise() )
GRRR! The file encoding of fenv.h is "cp1252" because of 2 characters
Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer’s Manuals:
... part of a comment at the beginning of the file.
(the registered trademark sign (u00ae) is encoded as 0xae (cp1252),
would be: 0xc2 0xae, in utf-8,
the right single quotation mark (u2019) is encoded as 0x92
(cp1252), but in
utf-8 it would be: 0xc2 0x80 0x98)
I intend to convert the file encoding of fenv.h to utf-8. Is that a
or is it allowed? (I assume GIT will notice).
In general, git doesn't care if you change a file's encoding - that's
just another content change. In practice, you may get weird effects
when viewing that particular patch (as the patch is not well-formed in
the new multibyte locale, and looks funky when displayed in the old
locale), and emailing a patch may require care in telling git which
encoding to use for the email; but that's cosmetic, and shouldn't
matter in the long run. Updating the code base to uniformly use UTF-8
seems reasonable to me.
... and emailing a patch may require care in telling git which encoding
to use for the email ... Huh, huh ?????
Last time I used:
- git format-patch
- git send-mail
Am I safe here?
To better understand what has happened in the code cosmetic changes
should be done in separate commits.
- Code changes -- Will only change the code.
- Cosmetic changes -- Will only change the cosmetic aspect of the code
(encoding, spacing, indentation ...)
In most cases you can simply do 'git send-email' and pass the options
for 'git format-patch' at the end of the cmd:
$ git send-email master --to=me@xxxxxxxxxxx --reroll-count 1 --rfc
The options '--reroll-count, --rfc' are format-patch options.
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