Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Line endings in bootstrap.bat on Windows
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-28 10:14:26
On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 6:54 AM, Daniel James <daniel_at_[hidden]>wrote:
> Nowadays line ending problems aren't with text editors. Some unix
> tools require LF for end of line, and on windows batch files require
> CRLF. And they often don't fail gracefully. The files where this is a
> problem are mainly platform specific files, although also SVG files
> because subversion treats them as binary files.
> We can get this right by setting the gitattributes files to something
> appropriate and normalizing the repos (most repos are actually fine
> already). But there will be issues with checking out old versions.
> There are a few approaches to fixing this, but Beman isn't keen on
> delaying conversion further. Most people don't use old versions so it
> won't be a big problem, and if they wish to they can use the read only
> subversion repo, or normalise an older version themselves.
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