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RE: bison having ^M problems?

At 01:48 PM 11/3/2000, Andrej Borsenkow wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > []On Behalf Of Jason Tishler
> > Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 7:31 PM
> > To: cygwin users
> > Subject: Re: bison having ^M problems?
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 07:33:52PM -0800, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > > It's the first thing I look for nowadays when the problem is
> > related to \r\n.
> > > We've taken care of most of the problems, yet this still remains.
> >  Yes, setup
> > > should change as you've described.
> >
> > I second the above.
> >
> > I've been wanting to provide a patch for the above, but I was not sure
> > whether or not the consensus feels the same.  So unless I hear otherwise,
> > I will produce a patch for the above.  Specifically, I will set the user
> > and/or system cygdrive prefixes mount flags:
> >
> >     HK[CU|LM]\Software\Cygnus Solutions\Cygwin\mounts v2\cygdrive flags
> >
> > to the same value (i.e., binary or text) that the user selects for
> > "Default Text File Type."  Note that I will not change the cygdrive
> > prefixes themselves:
> >
> >     HK[CU|LM]\Software\Cygnus Solutions\Cygwin\mounts v2\cygdrive prefix
> >
> > Jason
> >
>Please, PLEASE, make this as option. Make it default to the value of "Default
>Text File Type" but let users to change it.

I think we need to keep focused here on what the issue is.  We're looking 
to set this by default to something that causes the least amount of trouble
for the "average" user.  Most wouldn't even understand the reason for the 
option in setup if there was one.  Its too obscure.  Judging by the number of 
queries to the list that have the current default as the root of the problem, 
the scope of this issue is clearly unwieldy.  Regardless, changing the 
default does not eliminate any options.  The option exists already and is
set to a default by setup.  Jason merely intends to make the setting of this
default less arbitrary.  His change won't eliminate the option but will 
attempt to make the default more appropriate and consistent with other 
settings which the user can control in setup.  The option to change this
after-the-fact still exists and will always be there.

Larry Hall                    
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