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From: Darin Adler (darin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-03-06 12:47:27

> As far as general "cleaning" of boost file line terminators, what do
> you consider "clean"? CR, CR/LF, or LF? I'm sure you see the
> problem; if boost standardized on a particular platform's terminator,
> people using other platforms take offense. But the problem should go
> away with time; to tell you the truth I am surprised there are still
> compilers out there that can't handle any combination of CR, CR/LF,
> or LF.

Speaking as a Macintosh user (and as the guy who accidentally introduced the
CR characters that started this whole thread), I'd like to point out that to
Macintosh users a Zip archive implies a DOS/Windows provenance and thus
utilities that decode Zip do the CR/LF -> CR conversion that's needed on
Macintosh. It works similarly for various Unix archive formats and LF -> CR.
(On Macintosh, the MPW compilers still require CR, although the CodeWarrior
compilers allow any combination).

So if the files in the Zip are CR/LF that would be just fine and the files
that are being served up with HTTP are also fine as-is. We might have to
re-discuss this if the files were distributed in another format.

    -- Darin

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