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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Line endings in bootstrap.bat on Windows
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-27 12:25:27


On 11/27/2013 08:03 AM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> What do you consider to be "correct" handling?
> If you can figure out what's really desired, we can easily implement it.
> Or, maybe Niall's patch already implements what you want. So far,
> though, there have been so many emphatic demands from the community that
> no history be "lost," that we have been extremely reluctant to process
> the file contents as part of the conversion.

That is exactly the problem. You /are/ losing part of
the history.

There are really two options:
a) Correctly preserve svn:eol-style, however git represents it,
   so that the files produced by a git checkout are always binary
   identical to those produced by svn checkout.
b) Change the line endings to match whatever the
   rules are in the git repository.

I would strongly favor option (a), unless git is
too broken to handle it.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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