Rationale for line-ending recommendation?
Fri Dec 19 17:03:00 GMT 2008
On Dec 19 10:29, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> > 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?
Yeah, right, if this were in fact the 21st century, why would we ever
have to deal with a 30 year old, idiotic-from-the-start text file format
using two line ending chars?
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