[Python-Dev] Mercurial migration: help needed

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Sep 5 18:25:46 CEST 2009

> FWIW, I had the same impression as Antoine. I am aware that 'stupid'pad
> requires /r/n, but do IDLE and other editors (on Windows) that people
> would actually use to create/edit such files? I would personally be
> willing to install a notepad replacement if needed to quickview such files.

Visual Studio will create files with CRLF endings. Please don't talk
people out of using Visual Studio for development. More generally:
please accept that it is consensus that this *has* to be fixed, and
that it *is* a problem on Windows.

> If essentially all text files need fixed line endings on Windows, then
> hg really needs this built in. Has it really not been used much on Windows?

I think that's the case. It's pretty much a Unix-only tool, like most of
the other DVCS implementations.

FWIW, I tried to check out Mozilla (which is in hg), and the check out
would always abort with a timeout. Then I downloaded a bundle that they
had produced, and try to unbundle it. It took all night, but was
complete the other morning. Trying to update the checkout would again
make me run into http timeouts. I tried the same on Linux, and it
completed within a few minutes. So I conclude that, from a certain
project size on, hg is unusable on Windows, atleast on my office
machine, running Windows 7.


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