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Re: Control the tab/indention settings using svn properties

From: Dukhat <u23104331_at_telia.com>
Date: 2006-09-23 22:27:13 CEST

David Glasser wrote:

> Erik Huelsmann <ehuels <at> gmail.com> writes:
>>No, the Subversion team made an explicit choice not to interpret file
>>content, because it leads to more problems than solutions... I think
>>it's a good idea to keep it that way. BTW: why couldn't Ankh and TSVN
>>agree on a 'separate file' solution? Or why can't they agree on the
>>same property?

I'm sure they can agree on some sort of property if the Ankh team can
make it work (you never know with M$ stuff)...

> I agree with Erik that this doesn't really belong in Subversion.
> However, storing information like tab width in properties is a reasonable idea.
> One suggestion is that some folks decide to get together and come up with a
> standard set of properties with a common prefix (say, "text-") with common
> meaning, and try to spread that standard. But it doesn't need to be part of
> Subversion itself.

Thank you for seeing and commenting the idea and not the faults in the

The thought behind Subversion pushing was that it would have happened,
if they'd wanted it to. If they'd put it in "text-", all the better. I
fully agree that in the long run, it should not have been a part of
However, with me behind the keyboard, pushing, it just won't happen. And
if some folks I know cared to decide something, that standard would have
the chance of a snowball in hell. As far as I'm concerned, the idea is
as dead as the proverbial doorknob unless someone else picks it up.


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Received on Sat Sep 23 22:27:49 2006

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