On 4/22/05, lode leroy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I wonder if anyone is interested in using git on windows / cygwin.
> It almost compiles out of the box... just this one little thinggy
> that's glibc-specific (struct dirent . d_type)
I wonder if a cygwin compile of GIT should be forced to strip CR's
from text files prior to checksum calculations and blob storage.
Otherwise, spurious differences may be introduced into text files that
are somehow munged while checked out in a Windows environment.

There is an argument that this should be done external to the GIT
core, but then every external non-unix tool that interacts with GIT
has to have heuristics to distinguish text from binary and they all
have to have the same heuristics.

So, perhaps there is an argument for using one of the unused "mode"
bits to encode a binary flag and add an option to update-cache that
allows the bit to be flipped if a blob is known to be binary. A cygwin
GIT binary could then be forced to strip CR's from blobs marked as
text, but a unix binary need not change its behaviour.


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