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Re: svn commit: r17181 - trunk/subversion/libsvn_wc

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2005-11-05 15:41:11 CET

On Saturday 05 November 2005 09:27, Branko Čibej wrote:
[snip]
>
> We've been through this before; search the archives. The short answer
> is: NUL: on Windows is equivalent to /dev/null on Unix; both are bit
> buckets for writing and empty files for reading.
>
> What I can't find in the archives, and can't remember a reason for, is
> why we used .svn/empty-file despite having earlier confirmed the above.

FWIW, I created a patch for this (never sent it to the list though). I tried
in both on Linux and Windows and it worked very well, with one exception. I
configured Subversion to use an external diff utility (the one from unxutils
at SourceForge), and it had issues with being passed NUL:. For whatever
reason, it seems like it can't handle it. :-/ *shrug* Perhaps, I did
something wrong? At any rate, it was a very easy change to make, and no
tests broke as a result of the change.

-John

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