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Re: make cvs text agnostic?

From: Jouni Heikniemi
Subject: Re: make cvs text agnostic?
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 14:08:40 +0300 (EEST)

On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Matthew Hannigan wrote:

> Would it be a good enhancement to automagically
> always extract the file in the natural way
> for your platform?  The actual format in the
> repository would not matter at all; cvs would
> just do the right thing.

This is exactly how CVS works now, except that the format used in the repo
is fixed to be the unixish text file format.

> Autodetection of binary, and perfect reversible
> conversion between text formats is quite feasible,
> so this scheme should fly....

Autodetecting between binary and text is far from trivial. It's fairly
easy when you're talking about English only material, but it gets much
harder when languages with 8-bit characters are involved. 


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