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Re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-30 19:43:56 CET

Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> [lots deleted]
>>> Where the "on-the-wire" standard for SVN *can* apply in this case is
>>> enforcing this by disallowing any transformation on EOL at all.
>> There is already that option as well. It isn't pretty.
> That's an option, and a good one: just say no to tools that care too
> much about EOL. I work on Windows, and almost all of the tools I use
> (all of them that I use more frequently than once a month) handle CRLF
> or LF fine. If I came upon a tool that didn't, I'd consider it a flaw
> in the tool.

Was that intended to be humorous? If you don't want do deal with
portability issues, just work on one platform?

> There are plenty of flawed tools out there, but just don't use them.

Sorry, but most people would chose a revision control system that will
handle the job they need to do, not choose their job based on what their
revision control system happens to make convenient for them.

> If you tell svn to treat all files as binary, you'll end up with a lot
> less tears in the end.

 From the perspective of a person who never needs portability, perhaps.
But you are just making it that much harder to move away from your
current platform.

   Les Mikesell
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