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Re: Textual binaries

From: Marcus Sundman <sundman_at_iki.fi>
Date: 2004-07-30 21:04:45 CEST

> > Any way to convince Subversion that this particular type is actually
> > text and let me diff it? Or is this an RFE?
>
> Subversion has an internal list of mime-types that it thinks are
> textual: text/*, and a few others. Otherwise it assumes that any other
> mime-type is binary, and un-diffable.

That's just stupid. There is no thing as "text vs. binary"! All files are
binary. There isn't such a thing as "plain text". A "text file" is a binary
file in some particular encoding.

Why on earth don't you add support for mapping each mime-type to some kind
of plugin that knows how to diff/merge/annotate that particular type of
files?

- Marcus Sundman

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