Distributed source control @ Utah Python user group

Bryan Petty etierra at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 16:56:32 MDT 2007


On 4/10/07, Nicholas Leippe <nick at leippe.com> wrote:
> IMO, managing line endings shouldn't be a function of a vcs--a vcs should
> _never_ alter the data that it keeps.

Subversion preserves newline endings unless the svn:eol-style property
is set to configure certain files to either force a certain newline
ending, or use the newline ending that's native to the user doing the
checkout.

This is a feature that's incredibly useful for developers working on
cross-platform projects, and I consider it something every VCS should
have. You probably have no idea how much time and hassle this saves
cross-platform developers when you have the correct properties set on
files.

Regards,
Bryan Petty



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