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Re: Text vs binary - eol-style, mime-type, allow merging, etc.

From: Aleksey Nogin <aleksey_at_nogin.org>
Date: 2005-09-22 20:39:40 CEST

On 22.09.2005 10:24, Philip Martin wrote:

>>Would people be interested in developing a more fine-grained support
>>for these 4 different "sides" of the "text vs binary" distinction?
>
>
> As you have discovered we haven't fixed all the existing corner cases,
> choosing to add lots of new corner cases is an odd way to improve the
> situation :)

Well, my proposal would be to allow users to explicitly override
subversion defaults in case they hit one of those "corner cases".
Basically, I would propose adding two new properties:

svn:allow-diff
svn:allow-merge

with possible values "true" or "false". The idea would be that when the
corresponding property is not present, then act in a backwards -
compatible way, but if it is present, then do as instructed.

-- 
Aleksey Nogin
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