[RFC] eol values: unix/windows or LF/CRLF?

Brian de Alwis bsd at cs.ubc.ca
Mon Mar 30 17:57:36 BST 2009

On 30-Mar-2009, at 10:13 AM, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> Yes.  If you want it to be short, I think we (Emacs maintainers)
> concluded that "/" for LF, "\" for CRLF and ":" for CR was a pretty  
> good
> choice as well (tho one we couldn't make, for other reasons).
> The advantage of unix/dos/mac over lf/cr/crlf is that it is "higher
> level".

Except MacOS 9 and MacOS X changed their EOL marker from CR to LF.   
The higher-level mapping is too lossy.

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