On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Drew Northup <drew.nort...@maine.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-09-13 at 17:09 +0200, Jens Bauer wrote:
>> Hi everyone.
>> I'm quite fond of git, and have used it for a while.
>> Recently, I've started making printed circuit boards (PCBs) using an
>> application called OsmondPCB (for Mac), and I'd like to use git to track
>> changes on these.
>> This application was originally written for the old Mac OS (Mac OS 6 to Mac
>> OS 9.2).
>> The old Mac OS does not use LF, nor CRLF for line endings, but only CR.
>> I've read that git supports two different line endings; either CRLF or LF,
>> but it does not support CR.
>> Would it make sense to add support for CR (if so, I hereby request it as a
>> new feature) ?
> Even if Git can't do CRLF/LF translation on a file it will still store
> and track the content of it it just fine. In fact you probably want
> translation completely disabled in this case.
> (Given that you seem to be working on a Mac I suspect that "disabled" is
> likely the default setting for that configuration item.)
This might be less than ideal, because diffing and merging will break.
Perhaps clean/smudge filters can be used instead? That way you can
have CR on disk and LF in the repo.
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