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Re: CVS and unicode

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS and unicode
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 01:02:43 -0400 (EDT)

Pierre Asselin writes:
> It would be nice if CVS decoupled keyword expansion, text/binary,
> mergeability and line-ending conversion independently of one another.

Yes, it would.

> Right now they are all conflated in the RCS "expand" string and
> only a few combinations are supported.  The RCS file syntax allows
> arbitrary strings there so it would be possible to extend the
> behavior but that might break compatibility with the RCS utilities
> (which I regard as a bad idea).

Aye, there's the rub.  If anyone has any good ideas (and, preferably,
code) to do the former without the latter, please share!

-Larry Jones

I've got an idea for a sit-com called "Father Knows Zilch." -- Calvin

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