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Re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-30 15:06:21 CET

Andreas Schweigstill wrote:
> And the debugger was working fine; just the line numbering was different
> between compiler and debugger. The compiler was never certified for
> mixed EOL style usage.
> The problem only occurs when programs (e.g. on Windows PCs) are involved
> which create such mixed files.
> I suggest that Subversion should implement some more advanced EOL style
> conversion which can be controlled by configuration files or properties.

That makes sense. If subversion had options so you could specify the
line ending style you wanted (not just 'native' for the platform) on
checkout and to accept any of the common forms on the way in, it would
take care of the problems where the real target isn't the same platform
as the one where you run the subversion client. This would avoid both
the trouble of running some other utility to fix things and the issue of
subversion seeing differences where only the line endings changed.

It doesn't make much sense to argue that all the other tools in the
world are supposed to handle things this way while subversion doesn't.
(And note that I said these should be options, not necessarily the
default way to handle text before anyone says it will break something...).

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Tue Jan 30 15:06:54 2007

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