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Re: [PATCH v3 0/7] convert: add support for different encodings




On Mon, Jan 08, 2018 at 03:38:48PM +0100, Lars Schneider wrote:
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> > Some comments:
> > 
> > I would like to have the CRLF conversion a little bit more strict -
> > many users tend to set core.autocrlf=true or write "* text=auto"
> > in the .gitattributes.
> > Reading all the effort about BOM markers and UTF-16LE, I think there
> > should ne some effort to make the line endings round trip.
> > Therefore I changed convert.c to demand that the "text" attribute
> > is set to enable CRLF conversions.
> > (If I had submitted the patch, I would have demanded
> > "text eol=lf" or "text eol=crlf", but the test case t0028 indicates
> > that there is a demand to produce line endings as configured in core.eol)
> 
> But wouldn't that be inconvenient for the users? E.g. if I add a UTF-16
> file on Windows with CRLF then it would be nice if Git would automatically
> convert the line endings to LF on Linux, no?
> 
> IOW: Why should we handle text files that have a defined checkout-encoding
> differently compared to UTF-8 encoded text files? Wouldn't that be unexpected
> to the user?
> 
> Thanks,
> Lars

The problem is, if user A has core.autocrlf=true and user B
core.autocrlf=false.
(The line endings don't show up as expected at user B)

Having said that in all shortness, you convinced me:
If text=auto, we care about line endings.
If text,  we care about line endings.

If the .gitattributes don't say anything about text,
we don't convert eol.
(In other words: we don't look at core.autocrlf, when checkout-encoding
is defined)

A new branch is push to github/tboegi