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Re: decode_eol and inconsistent EOL


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: decode_eol and inconsistent EOL
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 22:08:33 +0300

> From: "Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/emacs/address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 14:11:59 -0400
> 
> Why is it better to use unix-eol rather than dos-eol when
> the file has:
> - at least 3 CRLF.
> - no LF without a preceding CR.
> - some lone CRs after the first three lines.

Because unix-eol (a.k.a. no EOL conversion) shows you the exact
contents of the file, without hiding parts of it.

I'm not saying that this is _always_ better, but I certainly don't see
why the change you suggest would make a better behavior.  Each one
has its merits and demerits, I think.



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