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Re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Hilco Wijbenga <hilco.wijbenga_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-02 17:19:08 CET

On 2/2/07, Jeff Smith <jsmith@robotronics.com> wrote:
> Respecting text files does not mean, "oh, now there is no such thing
> as a 'binary' file". I think it should default to binary treatment,
> which it does. The only question is whether a "mixed line ending
> style" text file is in fact a text file. How could anybody think that
> it is not?

So how is a file with mixed line endings supposed to be interpreted then?

...\r
TEXT\r\n
...\n
MORE\n\r

Does that mean

TEXT\r\n
or
TEXT\r
\n

and

MORE\n\r
or
MORE\n
\r

What about \n\r\n? I can see three possible interpretations.

I don't see how a file with mixed line endings could be interpreted
without ambiguity.

> If there is ANY file that requires special mixed EOL
> styles for some purpose, then they are NOT TEXT FILES. So ask the
> user!

I do hope that doesn't mean Subversion is going to become interactive?
A pre-commit script that simply refuses the commit if a "text" file
has mixed line endings should work nicely.

Cheers,
Hilco

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