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Re: [Bug-cssc] Test binary/auto.sh fa11

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: [Bug-cssc] Test binary/auto.sh fa11
Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 00:14:48 +0100

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 10:52 PM, Joerg Schilling
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> it seems that you asume that
>        admin -ifile s.file
> does not automatically switch into binary (encoded) mode.
> Is there any reason for this decision?

I only assume that for non-CSSC implementations.

Some SCCS implementations do or did fail to detect files which are, at
least as we would understand it, binary files, but which happen not to
contain start-of-file or character 10 (i.e. \n), followed by character
1 (i.e. \001).  GNU CSSC does detect these files and automatically
turns on uuencoding.   Hence the test you named verifies this
behaviour for CSSC in order to detect any potential regression, but
doesn't require that behaviour of non-CSSC implementations of SCCS,
since they don't all provide it.


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