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Re: handling binary file

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-28 00:27:03 CEST

On Thu, 2006-07-27 at 16:53 -0400, Ming Zhang wrote:

> > Funny you should say that - comming from CVS. It's CVS that treats
> > files as binary or text. Normally as text and you need to supply an
> > extra flag (-kb) to tell CVS a file is binary.
> i guess we did not do that on CVS.

I think at least some of the GUI interfaces to CVS (wincvs?) pre-scanned
the contents and made intelligent guesses about which ones needed the
-kb on the initial import or add.

> >
> > SVN treats all files as binary and leaves the content alone, unless
> > you explicitly tell it not to. (Though in order to be able to diff and
> > merge, svn tries to make an estimate.)

SVN can't really change the fact that text files have different native
representations on different platforms - it just has the default
choice backwards from CVS.

  Les Mikesell
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