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Re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. <vawjr_at_rudbek.com>
Date: 2007-01-28 03:18:15 CET

At 11:22 2007-01-27, Les Mikesell wrote:
>Victor A. Wagner Jr. wrote:
>>not to put too fine a point on it, but stopping the ENTIRE add is
>>foolish (the strongest insult I know...it means you KNOW better but
>>do the wrong thing anyhow). And any project that actually CARES
>>about the line difference has some serious architecture/design problems.
>There is a really, really, remote possibility that a \r means
>something different than a \n in a text file that is supposed to
>have unix-style line endings (they once were used to do line
>overstrikes to make bold text). But its rare enough that the right
>thing to do to anything designated as a text file would be to
>convert any of \r, \r\n, or \n to the appropriate line ending for
>target platform. And complain to whatever committee forgot to
>create the equivalent of a MIME tag for this property decades ago so
>we wouldn't still be guessing.
ok, so don't commit it in the repository, and ring bells, flash
lights and whatver else...but DO NOT STOP!!!
and don't get me started on those idiots in Redmond who still have
software that cares about \r\n...

> Les Mikesell
> lesmikesell@gmail.com

Victor A. Wagner Jr. http://rudbek.com
The five most dangerous words in the English language:
               "There oughta be a law"

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