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Re: [Tinycc-devel] tiny_impdef.c raw file format on CVS is Windows form

From: Timovj Lahde
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] tiny_impdef.c raw file format on CVS is Windows format?
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2007 13:26:27 +0200 (EET)
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> Philippe Ribet wrote:
>> KHMan wrote:
>>> Hanzac Chen wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> On Dec 6, 2007 4:32 PM, KHMan wrote:
>>>> [snip]
>>>>    If it's a CVSNT problem, then I can't really help troubleshoot, no
>>>>    experience with it.
>>>> I think it's CVSNT problem, on Windows, the default setting is using
>>>> DOS
>>>> format. I believe the CVS client knows it's talking with the server on
>>>> Unix and converts all the text files to DOS format. But if the text
>>>> file
>>>> on the server is DOS format, it will also do the conversion.
>>> I guess line ending conversion needs to be 'smart', otherwise --
>>> disaster. Thanks for the report.
>> May be a policy could be defined? For example, all files could be in
>> unix style in the repository. It's up to the windows tools to convert
>> them (if needed) in windows style when downloaded. In fact, many windows
>> tools will be able to understand unix style, which means conversion or
>> no conversion will be no problem.
> My personal view: Like it or not, other CRLF files may enter the
> archive sometime in the future. If not for tcc, then for other
> projects where contributors work on different platforms. Setting
> policies is a waste of time; this project has no resources, none
> whatsoever, so let's not waste time on bureaucracy.
> Developers who are platform neutral should be well prepared for
> this; line endings should be a non-issue. I would hazard to guess
> that most others on this list do not have any problems.
> It's 2007, on Win32, developers who use multi-platform code should
> be using a modern editor. Hence, I think a "no conversion" policy
> should be practiced. Being of suspicious nature, I have never
> asked any tool to transparently do such conversions for me, and as
> far as I can recall, I've never had any problems with such things.
> I like my bytes transferred exactly the way they are, thank you
> very much. :-)
> In any case, any tool that converts CRLF to CRCRLF is horribly
> broken, and a bug report should be filed.
> --
> Cheers,
> Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
> Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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 CVSNT.EXE co -kb option for binary mode keeps file unmodified.

-- TimoVJL

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