To all of developers: please use .txt not .doc extension
Tue Nov 28 08:13:00 GMT 2000
--- "Robinow, David" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Christopher Faylor [ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ]
> > Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 11:29 PM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: To all of developers: please use .txt not .doc extension
> > If the person who put the package together for cygwin is using .doc
> > extensions, they should change to use .txt.
> I can understand the argument against .doc, but I don't understand why
> .txt is advisable. On the average naive user's machine double-clicking
> on a "unix-like" file with .doc extension results in a readable file
> whereas the same file renamed to a .txt extension starts Notepad which
> can't properly handle the line endings.
Based on David's logic, my opinion is that the Cygwin documentation should end
in .doc. Word and wordpad both convert text files properly even with UNIX
style line endings while the NOTEPAD product doesn't.
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