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Re: EOL: unix/dos/mac


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: EOL: unix/dos/mac
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:21:56 +0200

> Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:34:04 +0100
> From: Per Starb├Ąck <address@hidden>
> 
> The end-of-line indicators for coding systems are unix, dos, and mac.
> I suggest they are replaced with lf, crlf, and cr.

I have customized my Emacsen long ago to show /, \, and : instead.
Never looked back, and I will certainly keep those customizations if
your suggestion is accepted as the default.

The current indicators are shown only if the EOL format is _not_ the
native one on the underlying platform.  That was done a long time ago,
to draw users' attention to the fact that the file has unusual line
endings.  I think the need to draw attention to that has passed.  But
that's me.




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