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

Mark Hammond skippy.hammond at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 11:17:58 CEST 2009

On 5/08/2009 7:09 PM, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
> I'm not sure how win32text will provide anything other than
> performance degradation for non-Windows developers, but if there's
> functionality to be had, I'm happy to mandate its use on every
> platform.

I see two practical outcomes of such a mandate:

* line-ending rules are enforced for local checkins, even for linux 
users, even though such 'accidental' inappropriate line-ending checkins 
should be much rarer than for windows.

* practical problems faced by Windows users, including any performance 
considerations, are shared by the community and therefore addressed as a 
community, thereby ensuring all platforms are considered as important as 
any other.



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