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Re: [PATCH 1/1] cvsexportcommit: force crlf translation




Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@xxxxxx> writes:

> How about this:
>
> 	The offical CVS for Windows (called CVS NT) produces DOS line
> 	endings in its `cvs status` output. Let's teach our own
> 	`cvsexportcommit` command to handle that gracefully.
>
> It is unlikely that anybody wants to spend time "fixing" this in CVS NT,
> even less likely that anybody would take that patch, and even if that was
> the case, there will still be plenty of CVS NT versions out there that
> `cvsexportcommit` cannot handle.
>
> I think it would be best to just integrate this change in Git and be done
> with it. It's not like it adds a ton of maintenance burden there.

One thing that took some time (at least to me) to audit was that the
helper being touched is *NOT* limited to running "cvs status".  If
other commands cared about passing binary data intact, this change
would have been disasterous.  After seeing what external commands it
is told to drive, I think it is OK.  It's not like we'd be updating
the program often and reusing the function blindly to accept possibly
binary data in a near future.