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From: Miro Jurisic (macdev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-12 12:44:47

In article <BC9F3B11.91AE%darylew_at_[hidden]>,
 Daryle Walker <darylew_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On 4/9/04 7:34 PM, "Miro Jurisic" <macdev_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > FWIW, CVS regulates (inasmuch as CVS regulates anything) that the client
> > canonicalize text files before sending them, and the server sends the files
> > to the client in a canonical form, as you thought.
> So, the initial CVS client has to convert the text file to UNIX format? And
> the server won't sanity-check this in either direction, which means a later
> client will apply the UNIX-to-native translation on a file that may not be in
> the UNIX format?

I am not sure how you think you got into this state; if all clients perform
newline conversion and the server is not buggy then the client will never
perform UNIX-to-native conversion on a file that doesn't have UNIX newlines.

> The system would only work right if the uploading and downloading clients
> both correctly do UNIX translation

Yes, the system does depend on that.


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