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Re: Spaces added ... and line endings in general

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Spaces added ... and line endings in general
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 02:44:07 +0100 (CET)

> I know there are a lot of people very rabidly against doing anything
> like this to CVS. However, the fact that it comes up so often
> indicates that it should be seriously considered. I know it's not
> something that should just be slapped in in a weekend, but it also
> shouldn't be completely condemned just because a 100% wonderful
> solution isn't immediately obvious.

I would  not mind  if CVS  transmited and stored  _text_ files  with a
unique "standard" line-terminating convention.  For example, like SMTP
(CRLF). While the  various CVS clients write localy  the file with the
local  line-terminating convention.  Like  Eudora on  Macintosh writes
messages  with CR  endings on  Macintosh, while  Eudora  on MS-Windows
writes them with  CRLF, and emacs on unix writes them  with LF. (And I
suppose UAs in record based systems write them in records).

If it's so smoothly implemented for  the mail system, I don't see what
difficulties there may be to implement it for CVS.

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