Hi David and Junio.
At first, I was planning to reply that I'd probably not be qualified for that.
But to tell the truth, I have been writing a lot of CR/LF/CRLF code throughout
the years, so maybe I could do it.
Unfortunately, I have to go slow about programming, because I burned myself out
a number of times, so programming "work" is not compatible with me; though
programming "hobby" is.
The implementation would be dependent on on how git is currently handling lines.
Worst case is, if it's mixed CR, LF and CRLF, such as a text-file, that
contains all 3 kinds of line endings (because 3 different people have been
editing the file).
On Wed, 26 Sep 2012 01:42:02 -0700, David Aguilar wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>> David Aguilar <dav...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> git doesn't really even support LF.
>> At the storage level that is correct, but the above is a bit of
>> stretch. It may not be "support", but git _does_ rely on LF when
>> running many text oriented operations (a rough rule of thumb is
>> "does 'a line' in a file matter to the operation?"). Think about
>> "git diff" and "git blame".
> Thanks for the thorough explanation. You're 100% correct, as always.
> I'll be honest: I had a small bias when responding.
> I didn't want anyone to think a "autocr" feature would be useful,
> so I played the "git is really simple" angle hoping it would
> put a kabosh on the idea. That was a little silly of me.
> That said, perhaps the "autocrlf" code is simple enough that it
> could be easily tweaked to also handle this special case, but
> I am not familiar with the code enough to say. My gut feeling
> was that it was too narrow a use case. I guess if someone[*]
> wanted to whip up a patch then it would be a different story,
> but it doesn't seem to be the itch of anyone around here so far.
> [*] Jens, that could be you ;-)
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