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Re: End-of-line patch

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: End-of-line patch
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 14:49:19 -0500 (EST)

Philippe Payant writes:
>     The CVS client always works with text files in the platform's
>     native end-of-line style.  On Win32 platforms, a line is
>     ended with a CR-LF pair.  On Unix platforms, a line is
>     ended with a newline character.  Users in mixed environment
>     may want to use CVS from either platform to work with files
>     compatible with either platform.  This patch gives this
>     ability to CVS.

And on MacOS a line is ended with CR, and on VMS there's a hidden line
length and no special terminating character, and ....

If all you care about is MS-DOS/Windows and Unix, and the tools you use
aren't picky about line endings and don't screw them up, then this patch
just might be marginally useful.  In the general case, it's horribly
non-portable code and not useful.

-Larry Jones

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