Guido van Rossum wrote:
No, obviously it's cross-platform disk sharing. The first time this came up was when it became possible to mount Unix volumes on NT boxes
I'm sure it came up before that, I know it has for me, and I don't happen to do any cross platform disk sharing. It is just a little more soluble if you aren't doing disk sharing.
many years ago, and that's when Python's parser (eventually) grew the habit of silently ignoring a \r just before a \n in a source file.
It can do that? I had no idea. Probably because I work on the Mac and Linux almost exclusively, and hardly ever encounter a Windows box.
It's a sign of how backward the Mac world is that the problem only now pops up for the Mac. :-)
Actually it's a sign of how *nix/Windows focused Python is. It's sad to see that someone thought to fix the problem for *nix/Windows, and didn't even consider the Mac (as Just pointed out the problem has been know for a long time). Frankly, it's also a symptom the the isolationist attitude of a lot of Mac users/developers. and Don't get me started on the spaces vs tabs thing!
Are you planning on putting together a PEP from all of this? I'd really like to see this happen!