Rationale for line-ending recommendation?

Gary R. Van Sickle g.r.vansickle@att.net
Fri Dec 19 16:29:00 GMT 2008

> From: Andrew DeFaria
> Mark J. Reed wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 4:42 AM, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> >> Me too, and like you and the OP report, it "just works" 
> 99.44% of the 
> >> time. Of course, since it's not the 21st century yet, many Unixoid 
> >> programs are still unable to handle text files properly, hence the 
> >> remaining 0.66%.
> > 100 - 99.44 = 0.66? You're right - it's clearly not the 
> 21st century 
> > yet, since you seem to be using one of the original 
> > floating-point-bugged Pentium chips. ;-)
> Touche! Loved it!
> BTW, it's the 21st century over here. Please try to catch up...

Another one who believes what their calendar tells them?  Then riddle me
this Andrew: If this were in fact the 21st century (AKA "The Future"), why
would we be be discussing software which is able to understand one text file
format, but not a second ever-so-slightly different text file format?

Now, if y'all shall excuse me, I have to go pick up my brand new nuclear
turbine-powered flying car.

Gary R. Van Sickle

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