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RE: Multiple issues related to eol-style, tangently perhaps

From: Dale Worley <dworley_at_pingtel.com>
Date: 2005-07-20 16:10:17 CEST

> From: Vincent Starre [mailto:thebitman@comcast.net]

The first two points look sound to me.

> third: I should be allowed to commit a file with
> mixed-line-ending-types. This would probably involve adding new
> eol-styles, such as:
> CRLF-ignore-lone-CR
> CRLF-remove-lone-CR
> LF-ignore-lone-CR
> LF-remove-lone-CR
> CR-ignore-lone-LF
> CR-remove-lone-LF

I don't see what these gain you over and above leaving svn:eol-style unset.
The whole point of the "CR", "LF", and "CRLF" values is to enforce/check a
particular style on a file. It strikes me as rare that these other
combinations are needed in practice. (And you left off several
possibilities, including "CRLF-ignore-lone-CR-remove-lone-LF", for

> fourth, and obviously not a real issue: why no explicite "binary"
> eol-style? Sure, it's not needed, but I was thinking along the lines of
> "make a cmmit hook that disallows commits of files without an eol-style,
> but then there's one file that really is binary and really does need to
> be named like that"

Is no-value insufficient?

You can cross-check it with svn:mime-type -- any type that starts with
"text/" is required to have an svn:eol-style. In our code base, we have a


"In order to ensure that files checked out from the repository have the
correct end-of-line characters for the platform onto which they are checked
out, every file in the respository must have the appropriate values for the
Subversion properties svn:mime-type and/or svn:eol-style.

"All "binary" files in the repository should have a valid, non-text MIME
media type specified for their svn:mime-type property. (If no other type is
suitable, "application/octet-stream" can be used.)

"All text files must have a "text/*" svn:mime-type property, and an
svn:eol-style property. Most text files are relevant to all platforms, and
should have the value "native" for the svn:eol-style property. This ensures
that a Subversion checkout will use the right end-of-line characters for the
host operating system."

And we have a script to enforce the rule:


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