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Re: EOL: unix/dos/mac


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: EOL: unix/dos/mac
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:19:45 +0200

> Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:02:47 +0000
> From: Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden>
> Cc: Per Starb├Ąck <address@hidden>,
>       Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> 
> This is a little confusing to poor old me.  ASCII doesn't care about line
> breaks either; only particular use cases care.  If you write a script
> (whether bash, sed, ....) on a *nix system and it has CRLF line ends, it
> will fail (with an obscure error message) regardless of whether that
> script is nominally in UTF-8 or ASCII or whatever.
> 
> In what sense does Unicode "not care"?

In the sense that the shell script with CR-LF EOLs should not have
failed, if Bash supported Unicode line-breaking features.




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