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Re: Bug? v1.1.4 line return modifications go unnoticed when svn:eol-style is set.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-27 18:24:36 CEST

On Jul 27, 2005, at 11:15 AM, Corey Jewett wrote:

> Meaning this is not a bug, but rather an esoteric issue I've
> overlooked in the documentation?
>

I'm not sure it's appropriate for the documentation to go into
technical implementation details.

At the moment, the documentation says: "set svn:eol-style, and then
svn will magically do the Right Thing." In this case, you've set
svn:eol-style erroneously, and now the magical Right Thing is causing
behaviors you didn't expect. There's no way to explain exactly
*what* to expect in this situation, without going into confusing
implementation details. Perhaps the documentation might should
simply warn? Something like:

"Once you put Subversion in charge of managing line-endings, any
changes you make to line endings will be potentially lost or unnoticed."

?

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