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Re: Problem with Mixed EOL Styles

From: John McGowan <mcgowan_at_lynch2.com>
Date: 2006-10-27 20:03:37 CEST

Peter Yamamoto wrote:
> For diffing, you can use a diff tool that handles multiple line ending
> styles (or allows you to customize). You might want to look at Beyond
> Compare by Scooter software.
>
Yeah, that's why I'm not as concerned with diffing as I am with merging.

When I do an update and my local file has to be merged with the server,
who does the actual merging. Is that a server side thing or is it part
of the TortoiseSVN client binaries?

Or is it something different?

/John
> If the line endings are actually changing (semi arbitrarily) then
> merging would seem nightmarish if the line endings actually affect the
> way the server parses (but I'd find that hard to believe other than due
> to bugs).
>
> Peter
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John McGowan [mailto:mcgowan@lynch2.com]
> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 9:42 AM
> To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: Problem with Mixed EOL Styles
>
> Hi,
>
> I just joined this list, but i've been using TortoiseSVN for a long
> time. And Before that TortoiseCVS.
>
> I'm not sure if this question is a Tortoise one, or a general SVN one...
>
> If someone has some ideas though it would be great.
>
> I use a development environment that stores the logic you create in a
> proprietary XML format. When using the IDE, if you create a large text
> block, it stores that chunk with "CR" as eol characters instead of the
> os default, so it creates files with mixed eol chars. The app server
> that these XML files are interpreted by works with and I think to some
> degree expects them to be this way. Naturally for these files I needed
> to remove the svn:eol-style property to be able to check them in.
>
> Now here's my problem. When I diff, or merge these files, the
> definition of what a "line" isn't always granular enough, so many many
> lines of text or markup will show up as one line in the XML, so making
> multiple changes or merging is a pain in the rear.
>
> Does anybody know of a way to make diffing and merging these types of
> mixed files easier to work with?
>
> /John
>
>

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John McGowan
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