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Re: [OT] svn diff and native eol style

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-04-05 07:46:03 CEST

Arild Fines wrote:

>Branko Cibej wrote:
>>And silently curse Windows that got its
>>convention from DOS that got it from CP/M that got it -- probably --
>>from teletype transmission standards... and some research would probably
>>show it all stems from some convention used by Summerian scribes, or
>>something :-\
>According to http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2004/03/18/91899.aspx,
>'the real question is not "Why do CP/M, MS-DOS, and Win32 use CR+LF as the line terminator?" but rather "Why did other people choose to differ from these standards documents and use some other line terminator?"'
Yes, you're right! After all, VMS uses CRLF too (actually, LF as the
start-of-line mark, and CR as the end-of-line mar, but it comes to the
same thing -- almost), and anyone who ignores VMS -- even to make
everyone's life simpler -- deserves any problems they have because of
it. :-)

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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