Lineendings (was Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?)

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Sun Jun 5 11:08:47 EDT 2016


On 2016-06-05 08:34, Rustom Mody wrote:
> Just came across this new data (for me) to this old question:
>
> On Monday, February 29, 2016 at 8:05:33 AM UTC+5:30, Ben Finney wrote:
>> Rustom Mody writes:
>>
>> > On Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:33:18 AM UTC+5:30, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> > > Never has for any of my projects. Examples please? Actual real
>> > > problems? I've been using git for years, on mixed platforms for a lot
>> > > of that, and not had a single problem.
>> >
>> > Pragmatically: As I said just search stackoverflow for git:crlf
>>
>> Don't ask Chris to *guess* which search results are representative of
>> what you're asserting. Please provide concrete examples that demonstrate
>> specifically what you're describing.
>
> A graphic description of the problem:
> http://www.hanselman.com/blog/YoureJustAnotherCarriageReturnLineFeedInTheWall.aspx
>
> Along with a solution that is not universally working
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=342372
>
Years ago, I was making PPD (PostScript Printer Description) files for 
Mac and PC. The spec. stated that the line endings could be CR, LF or CR+LF.

All went well until one day someone reported that they wouldn't install 
on a Mac, which they had done previously.

It turned out that the Mac had a newer version of MacOS, which now 
insisted that the line endings be CR only...


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