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Re: Changing the "native" newline mode

From: Tyler Roscoe <tyler_at_cryptio.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:11:05 -0800

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 10:56:28PM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> Telling people "don't do what you want to do; do what you don't want
> instead" is not helpful.

o rly?

I haven't been following this thread closely but it seems that your
complaint is the classic, "Doctor, it hurts when I do this." Several
people in the community have suggested, "Then don't do that." I would
take this sage advice (i.e. don't share working copies across platforms)
or at least one of the proposed workarounds (I saw the idea of setting
eol-style to CRLF; did someone suggest running unix2dos before using
the working copy on your Windows box?) rather than complaining that the
advice is not helpful.

I can't find it right now but there was a presentation about the top ten
ways *not* to use Subvesion. One of the entries was about using
Subversion in a way that it was not designed to be used. This arises
most frequently when people want to use Subversion as a backup
mechanism, but I think it applies equally to your desire to use a single
working copy across platforms no matter the cost.

good luck,
Received on 2010-02-13 17:11:39 CET

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