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From: Thomas Plum (tplum_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-08-20 19:48:16

The Java spec spent one sentence assuring programmers that CR, CR-LF, and LF
are all acceptable line terminators. Is that supposed to be rocket science
or something? Now I wish I'd raised the point during the C++ deliberations,
somehow I assumed it would be so obvious in today's networked environment
that the standard wouldn't have to say it.

I guess we could sometime ask as a DR "Is there anything in the core
language that _prevents_ vendors from accepting CR, CR-LF, and LF all
as _newline_?"

At 12:21 AM 8/20/99 -0700, you wrote:
>pete-_at_[hidden] wrote:
>original article:
>> > I don't know about Windows compilers accepting Unix
>> > conventions. The only Mac compiler (ie CodeWarrior)
>> > certainly accepts unconverted Unix files.
>The MS compiler handles UNIX files, as does the IDE editor except that any
>line you add to the file get CR/LF instead of NL (i.e. most of the file is
>just NL with the bits you added CR/LF)! They still compile with MS but some
>UNIX compilers balk and it really messes up source control.
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