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Re: EOL: unix/dos/mac

From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: Re: EOL: unix/dos/mac
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:28:38 +0100

>> 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.

Me too.  I don't want these strings to take more than one character in
the modeline, which is sometimes too short.

> 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.

I also prefer a consistent notation across all platforms.  I don't
think that this information (EOL-style) deserves so much attention.

Dani Moncayo

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