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Re: Standardize on ASCII type: dos2unix pre-commit hook?

From: Emmanuel Blot <manu.blot_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-13 17:23:08 CET

> Does there exist a way to manage this mechanism (svn:eol-style property, or
> anything else) such that "ASCII standarizations" will be made regardless of
> client-side settings?

I don't think so, but I might be wrong.

> If it's a client-side setting, then it's not nearly as useful to me. This
> goes back to the general issue I have with subversion where I can't manage
> the properties of clients from a single point (namely the server), which
> would be much more powerful, in my opinion. Is there any move afoot for
> future subversion changes to support a single-point-of-client control?

I would not like, as a user, that the revision control system changes
the content of the files I submit (commit) with some magic rules I
simply ignore.

I found easier to define the auto-properties file and to ask all the
users entering the project to download and install the file.

From my perspective (IMVHO), I find safer to inform and train the
users rather than to rely on some magic tool that could take care of
their mis-uses. Most of the time, this kind of magic tool eventually
takes invalid decisions which are far harder to fix. No tool can
prevent from all the mistakes a user can make ;-)


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