Re: mingw, windows, crlf/lf, and git

From: Junio C Hamano <>
Date: 2007-02-14 16:16:57
Linus Torvalds <> writes:

> NOTE NOTE NOTE! The "is_binary()" heuristics are totally made-up by yours 
> truly. I will not guarantee that they work at all reasonable. Caveat 
> emptor. But it _is_ simple, and it _is_ safe, since it's all off by 
> default.

It might be safe for some definition of safe, but it is very
Asian unfriendly.

I'd probably suggest replacing it with what GNU diff uses, which
we stolen and implemented in diff.c::mmfile_is_binary().

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Received on Wed Feb 14 16:17:24 2007

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