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Re: [bug-patch] Re: patch troubles with CRLF's again

From: Andreas Gruenbacher
Subject: Re: [bug-patch] Re: patch troubles with CRLF's again
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 00:27:35 +0100
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On Monday, 16 March 2009 22:52:13 Karl Berry wrote:

> we would still end up with mixed line endings in new vs. existing

> files.


> 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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