Why text=binary mounts
Tue Jan 13 10:53:00 GMT 1998
> ... I
> always thought that the original intent was that \n would represent whatever
> the local newline character was, whether it was LF or something else. I have
> never seen this pairing broken, and I'm sure it was wreck havoc on many
> programs if it was changed.
While we are at the topic of history, actually Apple's own C compiler
for MacOS switches those two so that in that dialect \n *is* the text
file line delimiter. And yes this *does* "wreck havoc on many programs".
Benjamin Riefenstahl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Crocodial Communications EntwicklungsGmbH
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