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Re: Case study: Mono switches to Subversion

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-18 00:04:08 CET

Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:

> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > 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. (?)
> The easiest way to screw up like that is to use the cvs client that
> comes with cygwin.

Jack Repenning reports:

   I betcha CVS is checking the first 512 bytes, or some dodge like
   that, and then merely assuming the rest of the file follows suit.
   Yup, something like that: by experiment, I find that having CRLF
   lines near the top gets fixed throughout the file, as you say, but
   burying them deep (in my experiment, around byte 7000) fools CVS
   and they're left in.

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