Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Line endings in bootstrap.bat on Windows
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-26 23:36:16
On 27/11/2013 16:54, Quoth Dave Abrahams:
> Gavin Lambert <gavinl_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> You should only run into trouble if the repository is not LF-only or
>> if your checkout contains mixed-EOL files, either from using editors
>> that altered EOLs (which will be common on Windows if you don't have
>> autocrlf=true) or from changing the autocrlf setting after checking
>> If the conversion is not already normalising line endings to LFs,
>> perhaps it should do so? (With some exceptions for test files
>> specifically for specific EOL handling, if any.)
>>  https://help.github.com/articles/dealing-with-line-endings
>>  http://git-scm.com/book/ch7-1.html#Formatting-and-Whitespace
> The conversion represents the file contents from SVN losslessly.
If by that you mean that you are not converting text files to LF-only
(or letting git do that for you via eol=lf or via running the conversion
on Windows), then this is probably the problem.
Converting text files to LF-only is also lossless, as long as they
really are text files (and you're not relying on the particular EOL
format for eg. some test case).
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