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

From: Johannes Schindelin <>
Date: 2007-02-14 22:10:08

On Tue, 13 Feb 2007, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> 0x00 - which is the only one mmfile_is_binart() uses - is arguably the 
> "most binary" one, of course, but it might be interesting to give 
> different weights to the whole range.. In particular, especially for 
> small files, the fact that there is no 0x00 byte in no way indicates 
> that it's not "binary".

Last time I checked, the text files never had lines longer than 200 
characters (I chose this intentionally large). So, it might be a good 
heuristic to check the maximal line length, and refuse to believe that 
it's text once a certain (configurable) threshold is reached.


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