Lineendings (was Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?)

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 21:08:30 EST 2016


On Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:33:18 AM UTC+5:30, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 12:55 PM, Rustom Mody  wrote:
> > On Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:20:19 AM UTC+5:30, Chris Angelico wrote:
> >> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 12:39 PM, Rustom Mody  wrote:
> >> > Unfortunately that's the outlook all major VCSes (not just git) have started
> >> > with and its wrong.
> >> > Speaking somewhat simplistically:
> >> > On windows one should see CRLF
> >> > On *nix LF
> >> > And this SHOULD NOT be a diff!
> >> > [Assuming the VCS is serious about collaboration]
> >> >
> >>
> >> If you want this, simply run this on your Windows computer:
> >>
> >> git config --global core.autocrlf true
> >>
> >> Job done. The repo will record LF, but you'll get CRLF on the Windows
> >> box. Alternatively, if you're happy with LF on Windows, but want
> >> protection against accidentally checking in a CRLF:
> >>
> >> git config --global core.autocrlf input
> >>
> >> Either way, this means that line endings get folded to LF for consistency.
> >>
> >> ChrisA
> >
> > Just check stackoverflow for how often this FAILS to work
> 
> Never has for any of my projects. Examples please? Actual real
> problems? I've been using git for years, on mixed platforms for a lot
> of that, and not had a single problem.

Pragmatically: As I said just search stackoverflow for git:crlf
Theoretically: Its a borked (leaky) abstraction


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