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Re: Case study: Mono switches to Subversion

From: Marcin Kasperski <Marcin.Kasperski_at_softax.com.pl>
Date: 2004-11-17 21:02:30 CET

> But apparently this isn't the problem we've all heard of: it's
> not the entire file being flip-flopped from LF to CRLF, but
> sometimes it's just selected *hunks* of the file being changed
> to CRLF.
> (...)
> It's a bit of a mystery to me, since I thought that CVS
> effectively treated all files as eol-style=native by default.
> I don't how or why they had this problem at all, either on
> entire files or on chunks of files. (?)

I routinely observe this problem in the following scenario:
developer runs some text editor on Windows editing the file which
lies on Unix/Linux disk and is accessed via Samba. Then the
commit is made on Unix. Depending on the editor used, CRLFs are
present in the whole file or only in the changed part. CVS can
not do anything about it - and it does not.

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