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Re: [bug-gawk] mixed LF/CRLF scripts: incorrect line numbers

From: Jannick
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] mixed LF/CRLF scripts: incorrect line numbers
Date: Tue, 8 May 2018 18:37:54 +0200

Hi Arnold,

Many thanks for taking the time.

On Tue, 08 May 2018 09:35:25 -0600, address@hidden wrote:
> Gawk comes from a Unix heritage where LF ends lines, and this is backed up
> by POSIX.  In order to make life easier (if not totally easy) for people
> Windows systems, gawk simply treats CR as whitespace.

Agree. And this is why - especially on Windows - /^[[:space:]]*$/ identifies
blank lines in CRLF files, while /^[[:blank:]]*$/ does as it does not see
the CR at
the end of the line. This is a subtle difference I got often trapped. May I
to make in the manual
all characters in the character class :space: explicit? Here CR ('\r') in
the list
could help Windows users I believe.
> Making gawk treat a lone CR like LF would be a lot of work for very little
> you should let your text editor help you ensure that the line endings in
> source program are consistent.

Yes - understand. This is what I was thinking in the very beginning, too.
I'll have
a look into my editor if it can regularly check EOL consistency. Doing this
would not be the best and efficient choice.
> Thanks,
> Arnold

Many thanks again,

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