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Re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-27 18:27:20 CET

Andreas Schweigstill wrote:
>> Agrivatingly, it stops the 'add' of 1000 files just because it hits
>> one .c with inconsistent EOL styles (mixed "/n", "/r/n"). Heck, all I
>> want to do is tell the stupid thing to ignore that, but there's no
>> way except I manually find and edit the 10 out of the 1000 before
>> adding!
>> It's making it impossible to handle vendor releases of FreeRTOS.
> I think this is a really nice feature. A few years ago I worked on some
> projects whose developers didn't care at all about line endings, so
> there were lots of files with inconsistent EOL style. Problems may occur
> when compiling or debugging such projects.
On the other hand there are tool sets that don't care, and in most cases
the solution is obvious. Why not have an option to fix all line
endings to be what you said they are supposed to be instead of just
stopping - or just ignore the wrong input style if you are going to
convert on output anyway?

  Les Mikesell
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Received on Sat Jan 27 18:28:14 2007

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