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From Daniel Kulp <dk...@apache.org>
Subject Re: UIMA release - lots of missing SVN eol-style property settings
Date Fri, 11 Apr 2008 13:17:34 GMT
On Friday 11 April 2008, Thilo Goetz wrote:
> For the java code we could set it to native.  We just never
> felt the need.  Since we need to be careful with our test
> files, we don't follow the automatic eol-style client setup
> as recommended.  AFAIK, all UIMA developers use Eclipse
> for their development, and Eclipse doesn't care about
> eol style (or not that I noticed anyway).

I just want to say that this is a fairly short sighted view.   CURRENTLY, 
all your developers use Eclipse, but if eol-style is not set properly on 
the files, it makes it much harder for other people that don't use 
eclipse to jump in and look at code and help.   For example, without 
eol-style, a unix committed file loaded into notepad ends up all on one 
line.  (not that anyone in their right mind would use notepad)   It's 
probably not in the projects best interest to intentional exclude folks 
by making it harder for them to look at the code.  Thus, you then only 
attract the folks that use eclipse making it self-fullfilling that all 
the developers use eclipse.

As sebb pointed out, there are issues with svn diff and change tracking 
as well.  Without eol-style set, a one line change can actually result 
in the ENTIRE file being marked changed.

-- 
J. Daniel Kulp
Principal Engineer, IONA
dkulp@apache.org
http://www.dankulp.com/blog

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