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RE: binary files bad idea? why?

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: binary files bad idea? why?
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 09:50:13 -0400

Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
> This is no problem from my experience if the initial check-in was done
> from a Unix (LF-) based system, but it is a problem if it was 
> done from
> a DOS (CR/LF-) based system.
There is also a remote possibility that the binary file might _happen_ to
contain what CVS thinks is a keyword, such as $Id$. Chances are pretty slim,
but it _could_ happen.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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