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Re: Text tools, line endings, and O_TEXT

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Text tools, line endings, and O_TEXT
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 07:07:40 -0600
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According to Graig on 9/14/2007 6:39 AM:
> Hi Guys,
> After this initial flurry of activity, I haven't seen an actual decision on 
> what will be done to fix this problem.  Has that happened off-line?

In the open source world, patches speak louder than words.  Until someone
takes time to actually write a patch to make ptx optionally ignore \r for
all platforms, probably nothing will happen other than the fact that we
diagnosed the room for potential improvement.  Since this particular issue
doesn't seem to be much of an itch for many of the primary coreutils
contributors, it may be a while.  But I doubt any upstream solution will
involve the use of O_TEXT.

As for how cygwin behaves with \r, I reiterate that you are better off
raising your issues on the cygwin list, where there is a wider audience of
people more familiar with the tradeoffs involved for a single platform's

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