[PD] .pd files in cvs

guenter geiger geiger at xdv.org
Thu Jan 9 17:04:35 CET 2003

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Thomas Grill wrote:
> > I sometimes do edit Pd files with a text editor, for example to do
> > mass-substitutions.
> That's interesting.
> I assume that you don't insert or delete lines, otherwise you would change
> the object numbering.
> So my question was rather if problems can arise concerning this object
> numbering.

The problems start when you have to do a merge or if two people are
working on a .pd file at the same time. (and this gets merged later).
CVS fails while doing this, (it doesnt know about the importance of
object order and amount for the connect messages at the end)
 and this makes the .pd file unusable.


> Anyway, as .pd patches seem to be stored in text mode in the sf cvs my
> concerns seem to be superfluous.
> > I don't know if CVS does this, but applications for a lot of other
> > protocols (http, ftp) support a conversion between the different end
> > of line conventions on Mac (\r), Unix (\n) and W32 (\r\n) systems.
> > Maybe CVS does somethng similar in textmode?
> It does to some extent... it seems the clients (at least the gui ones)
> support Unix and system native line endings.
> On MacOSX it is somehow vital to use unix style.
> T
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