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Re: Alphe-checklist comments

From: Sam TH <sam_at_uchicago.edu>
Date: 2001-04-18 18:58:57 CEST

On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 11:23:07AM -0400, Greg Hudson wrote:
> >> What's wrong with "native" for these files?
>
> > You want them to stay in Win32 format even on Unix machines, since
> > they are only useful in that format.
>
> I continue not to understand. They aren't useful on Unix machines at
> all, except to edit, and if you're editing them want your native
> newline format.

Well, if you edit them in Emacs, magic happens and you don't have to
worry. :-)

>
> (If they're useless even to edit on Unix machines, then there's no
> need to do newline translation at all, so "none" is fine.)

The major use case I can think of here is the floppy disk (or other
media) where it gets transferred to another computer. Come to think
of it, distribution of sources would be another good candidate. Say I
want to put together a tarball. In that case, those should always be
Windows line endings.
           
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