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Re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. <vawjr_at_rudbek.com>
Date: 2007-01-28 03:19:44 CET

At 12:26 2007-01-27, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>On 1/27/07, Victor A. Wagner Jr. <vawjr@rudbek.com> wrote:
>>At 07:00 2007-01-27, Andreas Schweigstill wrote:
>> >Hello!
>> >
>> >Jeff Smith schrieb:
>> >>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.
>>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.
>But what if the file was actually a jpeg? Translating line-endings
>then would destroy image integrity...

I didn't suggest changing the file, I said stopping doing all the
rest of the work was foolish. I stand by my statement


Victor A. Wagner Jr. http://rudbek.com
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