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Re: svn blame miscategorizing a file as binary

From: Archie Cobbs <archie_at_dellroad.org>
Date: 2004-10-11 19:47:03 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> No, Greg's (and Martin's) is a valid argument. Sometimes, like in
> Delphi, the supplier changes the file format from binary to text, or
> vice versa, so there is a genuine possibility that blame is only valid
> for some of the file's revision history. There is already an option to
> start from revN, but there does need to be an option to skip/include
> revs marked as binary. What the default should be is open to (yet more)
> debate.

I still feel like I'm not getting through here :-) Try this example.

Suppose in r100 a file is a MS Word document, with r100's MIME type
"application/octet-stream". Supose in r200 it's a plain text file with
r200's MIME type "text/plain".

Now I run "svn blame -r200".

Now suppose just by chance, r100 and r200 share a common line of text.

Are you saying I shouldn't be able to view r200 as a text file, even
though it's an ASCII file??

-Archie

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