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Re: [PATCH] Re: .svnignore functionality

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-10-19 22:33:51 CEST

On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 09:18:06PM +0200, Branko �ibej wrote:
> Mark Benedetto King wrote:
> >>>> % svn proplist dir/
> >>>> svn:ignore : *.so *.o *~
> >>>>
> >>>>...rather than see a bunch of newline-separated patterns.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>Oh, sure. Of course, that will make patterns-with-spaces tricky,
> >>>but people who put spaces in file names deserve what they get.
> >>>
> >>No! This attitude is simply wrong. Spaces in file names are quite
> >>reasonable, and are in fact often used on systems Subversion runs (will
> >>run) on.
> >>
> >
> >It's also reasonable to have newlines in file names.
> >
> Oh, no doubt. Very reasonable indeed. I do that often, especially if I
> want to put the filename in a makefile.

I second Brane's sarcasm here. We simply will *not* support files which
contain newlines in them.

Thus, the one-per-line is the best option.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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