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Re: Bootstrap fails on w32

From: Daniel Brockman
Subject: Re: Bootstrap fails on w32
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 21:36:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> IMHO CRLFs are not part of the file contents in case of text files --
> Is that really so?  Is there some legal opinion that changes in
> whitespace are not regarded as modifications?

Not just any changes in whitespace:  Change of line endings.
Similarily, I wouldn't say character encoding is part of the content.

>> just think of transferring it via ftp in `ascii' mode.
> If your source is a Unix or a GNU system, I don't think ASCII mode
> will help.

If the source is Windows and the target is Unix, CRLF pairs will
likely be translated into LF, and the other way around.

Daniel Brockman <address@hidden>

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