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Re: Mac OSX and Text Editors

From: Erik Sandberg
Subject: Re: Mac OSX and Text Editors
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 18:32:20 +0200
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On Friday 12 August 2005 15.51, Mats Bengtsson wrote:
> Stephan Moss wrote:
> > When Lilypond reads the .ly file, what is it looking for in terms of
> > format (line endings, etc)?
> Line endings are treated like any other white space (spaces and tabs),
> so you can write your input on a single line if you like.
> > I took a file that worked from the built in editor to Text Wrangler and
> > then back again and it generated lots of errors (Unexpected #end, if I
> > remember right).  I wound up re-entering it in the built in editor.  I'm
> > assuming that Text Wrangler (from the people who make Bbedit) mangled
> > the file in such a way that the parser didn't like it anymore.
> My guess is that it didn't output a plain text file but added some
> extra control characters somewhere. An alternative is that it didn't
> use UNIX style line endings but the old-style Mac line endings or
> used the wrong character encoding. I don't know anything about this
> particular editor, but usually it's possible to specify what format
> the file is saved in.

I have experienced the same error message after copy&pasting from messages in 
kmail. Due to a kmail bug, some illegal characters were sometimes inserted in 
the beginning of lines. In my case, I could spot which the invalid characters 
were, by viewing it in less.


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