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Re: Poll: do we really need newline conversion?

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2001-12-11 18:33:32 CET

On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 11:20:37AM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> * Modern text editors handle all newline styles transparently.
> It's true that Windows Notepad doesn't work with LF-only files,
> but then again, Notepad also doesn't do files larger than 32kb,
> so I feel pretty comfortable not worrying about Notepad.
I'm told that the Notepad that comes with XP handles LF only files, (and has
a line number on the status bar:).
> Frankly, I'm thinking we shouldn't bother. Why spend time on a
> feature that a) people rarely need these days and b) has the potential
> to do unexpected things to people's data?
> Would like to know what other people think...

Kevin Pilch-Bisson                    http://www.pilch-bisson.net
     "Historically speaking, the presences of wheels in Unix
     has never precluded their reinvention." - Larry Wall

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