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Re: [Monotone-devel] Question for Windows automate users

From: hendrik
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Question for Windows automate users
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 09:40:43 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 08:25:40AM +0100, Zbigniew Zagórski wrote:
> Not good idea IMHO. If there should be any option here it should be
> monotone-wide and be something like --line-ending={native,CR,LF, CRLF}
> (or unix,windows,mac). But that's pandora box we don't want open. It
> was discussed several times without any reasonable result other than
> it's a minefield.

Handling line-endings specially would seem to have all the technical 
difficulties of using different difference and merge algorithms for 
different file types but few of the benefits.

Yes, I can imagine using end-of-line conventions as a first case when 
we plan to go on to merging XML files while preserving mesting 
structure, merging compressed files by uncompressing, merging, and 
recompressions, perhaps even merging Microsoft Word files.

These would be very useful.  The drawbacks involve disasters caused 
by misidentifying the file type.

But until we intend to handle the problem in general, I say leave it 

-- hendrik

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