Last day to vote/reject on proposed EOL names

Mark Hammond skippy.hammond at
Thu Apr 2 11:03:39 BST 2009

On 2/04/2009 8:52 PM, Alexander Belchenko wrote:
>> The problem is that bzr may guess it should change my content
>> underneath me. Semi-smart editors (ie, too dumb to fix copy-paste
>> EOLs, but smart enough to notice changes underneath them) which are
>> running when the tree is updated may report the file was changed
>> causing confusion for the user. The problems resulting in bzr *not*
>> doing a transform seem artificial IMO. So I see practical problems in
>> bzr changing stuff underneath me, and no practical ones in bzr *not*
>> doing that.
> I don't understand the text above. Perhaps because my poor English.
> Sorry.

My apologies - I'm fully aware English isn't your native language.

* svn currently rejects mixed EOL files in some situations and I've seen 
no evidence this is a problem.

* Therefore, if bzr offers a similar message, I've no reason to believe 
that will be a problem either.

* If instead, bzr guesses that my mixed EOL file should be changed 
underneath me (ie, what I checked in isn't exactly what I get back after 
updating, assuming no other checkins), I can see scenarios where editors 
will present warnings to users which will confuse them more than the 
'sorry - eol style is mixed' message discussed above.

As a result, I conclude that rejecting the commit is the best option.



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