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Re: Text tools, line endings, and O_TEXT

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: Text tools, line endings, and O_TEXT
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 16:59:53 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Eric Blake scripsit:

> How so?  O_TEXT, fopen("rt"), and text mounts, are pure extensions.  In other 
> words, you have already left the realm of Linux by specifying something that 
> Linux does not provide, at which point cygwin is free to do whatever it wants 
> (and hopefully what makes the most sense, given it is on a Windows platform 
> after all).  The goal of behaving like Linux is only applicable when you use 
> APIs that are available in Linux (ie. avoid the cygwin extensions of explicit 
> text mount files).

Fair enough.

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