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Re: [Issue 524] Changed - line-ending conversion and keyword expansion

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2001-11-08 19:00:39 CET

Karl Fogel wrote:

>You guys (Kevin and Branko) want to have this newline conversion
>discussion on the list, instead of in the issues database?
>Just askin'. :-)

Heh. Here goes:

>>+ ------- Additional Comments From kevin@tigris.org 2001-11-08 06:03 -------
>>+ The justification for this is as follows:
>>+ Consider a shop that is primarily windows, but with a unix svn server.
>>+ We would like to be able to specify that the default format for files
>>+ in the repository is windows, so that clients don't have to spend the
>>+ time doing translation all the time. Then files that HAVE to be dos
>>+ would be marked dos, and files that HAVE to be unix would be unix etc.
>>+ This allows the client to be more efficient, by not always translating
>>+ to the format of the server.
>>+ This allows lets any unix clients no that the repository files will
>>+ be in dos format, and that THEY would have to do the conversion.
>>+ Clearer now?

I guessed it would be something like that. However, that doesn't change
my position: the native newline separator is a property of the whole
repository. I really don't see why one should be able to change this per
file, or per directory.

Brane �ibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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