[Python-Dev] test_pep263.py is "-kb" in CVS

Sjoerd Mullender sjoerd at acm.org
Tue Oct 12 09:39:52 CEST 2004

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Sjoerd Mullender wrote:
>>> Don't know, but guess so:  it contains bytes outside the set ANSI C
>>> says can be used portably in text files.
>> However, this is not necessarily enough reason to use -kb.  The only 
>> things -kb does are LF -> CRLF / LF -> CR mapping, not using diff for 
>> updates, and not expanding $ keywords. 
> That is not true. On Apple computers, it also avoids conversion from
> Latin-1 to Mac-Roman, which Mac CVS does by default for text files.
> Making the files binary is the only way to avoid this conversion, and
> that is precisely the reason why the file is binary.

I didn't know this.

> You may argue that this is a bug in Mac CVS, and I would agree. However,
> that specific bug has -kb as a known work-around, and the issue reported
> here points to a bug in the compiler packages which should be fixed
> rather than worked-around.

I agree that this sounds very much like a MacCVS bug, but it also sounds 
like an excellent reason to leave this file alone.  And the compiler 
issue should be (and has been, I saw) fixed.

Sjoerd Mullender <sjoerd at acm.org>
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