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Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] Fix possible issues running in a turkish locale

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] Fix possible issues running in a turkish locale
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:44:21 +0100
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Am Donnerstag, 20. November 2014, 00:38:28 schrieb Darshit Shah:
> > Dumb question: I never saw ^L in source code. What is it good for ?
> Printing ?
> The GNU coding conventions require those. They are apparently for
> demarcating pages. Most probably for printing I'd guess

Just a citation:
"It is also used in C source code from GNU, or old Python source code. In 
general, most code after 2000 no longer follow this convention.

The Form Feed character is used in 1990s or earlier to cause printer to start 
a new page. Printers today no longer use that in their protocol."

However, there is no possibility to display formfeed in my IDE (Netbeans). I 
did not even found someone asking for it on the internet !

Vi and Emacs support it.
But for me,  formfeed is a space character - that's it.

I won't change my toolchain just to see these formfeeds.
Looks like I had luck so far... but now, really, how can I work on Wget's 
sources from now on ? I have to stop here and now...

Good night.


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