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Re: make cvs text agnostic?

From: Matthew Hannigan
Subject: Re: make cvs text agnostic?
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 23:20:23 +1000
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Frederic Brehm wrote:
The CVS clients already do this. The problem comes when people use a file system cross mounted on several different kinds of OS, checkout on one OS, and then edit and commit on another OS.

I wonder why people do this?  Anyway, it shouldn't matter, should it,
even what Jouni says is true (see below)

Autodetection of binary

There are enough times when autodetection gets the wrong answer that many people on this list will vigorously oppose having CVS doing this automagically.

Jouni Heikmniemi also mentioned that 8bit text would make it difficult. I still think that for the typical case (source code) the detection would be quite reliable. And reversible, except if you use double
chars where one of the chars just happened to be the same as a \r or \n.

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

Even when the client and server are Windows?
If so then CVS does do some automagic detection?


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