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Subject: Re: svn properties

Re: svn properties

From: Frank Gevaerts <frank_at_gevaerts.be>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 23:28:24 +0200

On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 04:26:24PM +0200, The Seven wrote:
> Am 13.06.2010 15:17, schrieb Rafal Carr:
> > About eol-style, I think we should just ignore this one and force unix
> > line endings in every file.
>
> I have already seen eol-style cause trouble:
> I have my working copy on a linux server, but am using TortoiseSVN on
> Windows to do SVN operations conveniently. So sometimes I do an svn up
> from Windows via a Samba share on the server.
> Now, if eol-style is set to native, this causes some scripts to get CRLF
> line endings, which will result in very weird errors when trying to use
> them on the linux box the next time. Some of those took quite some time
> to get figured out.
>
> So from what I can tell, they do more harm than they can prevent. Feel
> free to point me to a different scenario where they actually help.

Setting eol-style to native clearly is wrong then. I don't think that
means we should drop eol-style entirely though, setting it to LF is
probably a better idea

Frank

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Received on 2010-06-13

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