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Re: converting from SVN to CVS

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 14:30:55 -0600

Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>> What I'd really like to see is Subversion act if all text files have
>> svn:eol-style:native on by default, and either refuse to commit files
>> with mixed EOLs (as it does now) or fix them.
> I know that you probably *think* you do, but the choices behind
> Subversions design are very well thought out: if Subversion were to
> change content without being asked - for example because it assumed
> your file was textual, but maybe it just wasn't... Then you're
> screwed: the tool designed to protect your assets actually screwed one
> over.
> Because of that line of reasoning you need to set svn:eol-style
> manually: better to leave a file unchanged when you forgot to tell it
> to change it explicitly.

Actually, because of that line of reasoning, you need yet-another
mechanism to do this work for you:
so you can get your work done with tools that care about line endings
just like you did with CVS and the subversion developers can avoid the
blame for any mistakes since you had to choose this yourself.

    Les Mikesell
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