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From Guenter Knauf <fua...@apache.org>
Subject Re: svn:eol-style for autoconf stuff
Date Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:42:00 GMT
Am 15.02.2011 00:14, schrieb William A. Rowe Jr.:
> The answer is to use the correct tool on the correct platform, not to break
> the line endings for everyone vainly attempting to maintain the files in the
> text editors of the other platforms.
please elaborate who are those 'everyone' folks, and what is the correct 
configure & friends are shell scripts - thus every platform which deals 
with shell scripts should also provide an editor which can edit them, no?
what I talk about here mainly is windows, and I guess you know well 
about the situation on that platform ...

> If you are foolish enough to mix vc ports of svn with cyg, or visa versa,
> you have what is coming to you :)
yeah, and since there's nowhere a MSYS SVN binary which would do it 
'right' I would have to either use Cygwin then, or cant work directly 
from svn, but need to always do a 'svn export --native-eol LF' in order 
to get the configure scripts in 'right' format ...

so please tell me exactly which platforms may be harmed by 
'svn:eol-style LF' for the configure scripts; and please dont tell me 
now that you allways want to maintain these scripts from a windows box 
with notepad - then I will reply that you should use the 'right' editor 
which can handle LF files ... :-)

Please see that I want to find a solution which works for most users 
with the stuff commonly available - and there are a couple of editors 
available which can handle LF files properly on windows, but so far I 
have not found a MSYS version of svn, and Cygwin seems a bit overkill 
just for getting svn only ...


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