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RE: line ending summary: the "Breg Hudtherton Proposal"

From: Billy Tanksley <btanksley_at_hifn.com>
Date: 2001-12-13 22:40:02 CET

From: cmpilato@collab.net [mailto:cmpilato@collab.net]

>While I'd *like* to keep Subversion clean of all that newline
>conversion jazz, the more I think about trying to actually live life
>in those circumstances, the more punished I feel. So, I agree to
>throw theoretical purity to the wind, give up hoping that we can all
>live in peace and multi-newline-style harmony, and agree to newline
>conversion.

I think I'm coming to the same conclusion. I would like one token
contribution to "theoretical purity", though: whatever EOL munging style you
choose, please make it a module, not an intrinsic part of the main program.
The reason I suggest this is that newline is not the only case of source
transformation which people may want; for example, C++ source code could be
deformatted and reformatted, or project files/makefiles could be converted
to and from standard XML build specs, or who knows what.

-Billy

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