[Mono-list] newline and cvs

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.oz.au
Sun, 3 Mar 2002 22:45:29 +1100

On 03-Mar-2002, Paolo Molaro <lupus@ximian.com> wrote:
> However, existing files should *not* be changed to match the convention
> used by the last programmer that committed to the file!

I agree, but...

> This makes the
> cvs history useless and reviewing patches almost impossible.

... not completely useless.  You can still get useful results from cvs if you
use the `-b' (`--ignore-space-change') option to diff, e.g. `cvs diff -b'.

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