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Re: special property for text types

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 14:42:54 -0800

On Feb 7, 2008 10:27 AM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> Karl Fogel wrote:
> > As pointed out in the users@ thread, the presence of 'svn:eol-style'
> > should also be sufficient to mark something as "text". In other
> > words, these things would all have the same meaning:
> >
> > - svn_mime_type_is_binary() returning false
> > - svn:eol-style being present at all
> > - new special property ('svn:is-text' or whatever) being present.
> I like the thinking here, but would prefer to optimize this a bit, perhaps
> by simply allowing svn:eol-style to accept a value which means "don't do any
> EOL conversion, but note that this is line-based". maybe "*" or "" or
> something.

I think I came to the conclusion sometime recently that we actually
couldn't safely add new values for svn:eol-style (perhaps because old
clients would blow up when trying to check out or something). I don't
remember the details, though, so this is just FUD.


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