|Subject:||Re: [bug-patch] Re: patch troubles with CRLF's again|
|Date:||Tue, 17 Mar 2009 00:27:35 +0100|
On Monday, 16 March 2009 22:52:13 Karl Berry wrote:
> we would still end up with mixed line endings in new vs. existing
> Yes, I understand, but at least the results are comprehensible, and I
> think in nearly all cases, the results are what are actually desired.
> Requiring to turn off the trailing CR heuristic
> explicitly on the command line prevents this aberration.
> So in those few cases where people want to force line endings one way or
> the other, they can specify an option.
Let me restate: I want patch to default to native line endings on each platform unless instructed to take patches literally (--binary), in which case no transformation happens. That way the common case will work, there will be fewer surprises because there is less guessing, and patch won't thwart attempts to achieve non-standard behaviors, either.
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