[Python-Dev] PEP 385: the eol-type issue

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Aug 5 10:12:38 CEST 2009

>> As already mentioned in this thread, a capability similar to what svn
>> or cvs offers would be sufficient.
> That capability presented by centralised VCSen is entirely dependent on
> the fact that they *are* centralised. Using a distributed VCS means the
> same capability doesn't apply.

Why do you say that? People have demonstrated the contrary already.

>> I'm not sure what point you are trying to make
> That I disagree with your position. You seem to think that the problem
> has an obvious solution, which is not true; and that choice of a
> distributed VCS should be delayed until the problem is solved, which I
> don't agree with.

But is *has* an obvious solution. See the implementation from Dj
Gilcrease, or the spec that I just posted.

> Your guess is incorrect; I've been bitten time and again by this problem
> in many different contexts, enough to know that it's not obvious what
> the “right” solution is.

The configuration options of svn have served us well enough.


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