"Martin v. Löwis" writes:
This is what I refer to as YAGNI. Subversion has LF as the internal storage, and, IIRC, so does CVS. I don't think there is any precedence for wanting something else - and frankly, I can't see how repository storage would matter.
Well, internally you could use U+2028 LINE SEPARATOR, which would screw up *everybody* if they don't use the converter, since there are probably very few editors that understand U+2028. I've heard that this is what Samba did when converting to Unicode: intead of using UTF-8 they used UTF-16 so that English would be at least as buggy as any other language.
Maybe there's somebody who was participating in Samba at that time who knows?