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Re: Obnoxious bug re: 'svn propedit'

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-09-28 22:12:29 CEST

On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 10:35:16AM -0700, Derek Foster wrote:
> * When propedit is done the first time, convert the file to unix linefeeds
> to store it, and then convert it back to MS-DOS linefeeds (or whatever the
> client system uses as linefeeds) when retrieving it for the second time.
> OR
> * When propedit is done the first time, leave the linefeeds in the file
> alone, and don't modify them, so the same linefeeds come back on the second
> edit.
> The current strategy, of converting the linefeeds to UNIX linefeeds and not
> converting them back, seems quite broken however. Of the two solutions
> above, I'd prefer the first one, since that would allow me to commit a
> property on UNIX and read it later on an MS-Dos or MacOS or whatever system.
> [Note: I am aware that there are various editors out there that are better
> than Notepad and can handle Unix linefeeds correctly. However, those editors
> don't come installed by default on a new Windows system, and thus require
> extra steps to installation instructions for coworkers. (Using WordPad
> creates new problems of its own).]
> Anyway, I would very much like a solution to this. It is embarassing to try
> to "sell" Subversion to coworkers and have to explain bizarre behavior like
> this.
> Thanks for any pointers on how to get this fixed!

I suppose we could always treat our internal properties as eol-style
"native". Please file a bug on this. It shouldn't be that hard to fix,
we already have the code to support it. We just need to apply to these

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
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