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Re: [PATCH] Re: .svnignore functionality

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-10-19 22:46:05 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> 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.

Um, programmers (Makefile writers) aren't the only people who use
version control systems.

There are currently problems in Subversion which make versioning files
with newlines in their names difficult, but that's not the same as a
policy of not supporting them. We've not had such a policy before
now, as far as I can remember, and (Greg's assertion notwithstanding)
won't make such a policy without at least some discussion.

They can always be escaped ("\n") in things like status output,
svnignore strings, etc. This does *not* have to be an insoluble
technical problem, if we decide they're worth supporting.


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