[Python-Dev] whitespace normalization pre-commit hook is giving me grief

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sat May 26 21:23:41 CEST 2007

On 5/25/07, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> Neal Norwitz schrieb:
> > On 5/25/07, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> >> In my bcannon-objcap branch I am trying to check in a change that
> involves a
> >> soft symlink from Lib/controlled_importlib.py to
> >> ../importlib/controlled_importlib.py through ``ln -s
> >> ../controlled_importlib.py controlled_importlib.py`` while in the Lib
> >> directory.  I have done this before in this branch so as to allow for
> easy
> >> importing of code from the svn import of importlib that the branch
> contains.
> >
> > I don't know that we've ever tested the commit hook with a link.
> > Maybe there is some other problem.
> The cause: For symlinks, SVN saves a file containing "link /target" and
> sets
> the "svn:special" property. Since the special file doesn't end with a
> newline,
> reindent adds that, and boom.
> The solution: add
>      if fs.node_prop(txn_root, path, 'svn:special') == '*': continue
> in the commit hook's for loop.

Great!  So can someone do this?  I don't know where the svn hook code is
stored, let alone whether I have access to commit a change.

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