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Re: [PATCH] Modified export behavior

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2003-11-16 19:18:11 CET

John Szakmeister <john@szakmeister.net> writes:

> On Sunday 16 November 2003 12:57, Philip Martin wrote:
>> I don't think the "if binary do this else do that" is necessary.
>> Binary files won't have keywords, eol-style and copy_and_translate
>> will just do a copy_file. Did you copy this pattern from elsewhere in
>> the code?
> Actually I did. I saw this pattern being used in svn_client_cat() in
> libsvn_client/cat.c. I had thought about removing it, but my impression was
> that it was some sort of safety precaution against someone specifying
> keywords on a binary file. If that's not the case, I'll chuck it.

We have client side code that prevents those keywords being set on
binary files. As far as I know, it doesn't prevent someone setting
the keywords on a non-binary file, and then changing the file to
binary. It's not clear to me whether we should ignore the keywords on
a binary file. If we do choose to ignore them I am a little uneasy
about the behaviour being distributed in lots of places in the code,
far better to pass some sort of "binaryness" indicator to

Philip Martin
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Received on Sun Nov 16 19:19:12 2003

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