[TUHS] Line Terminators in Text Files [Was: Re: Why Pascal is Not My Favorite Programming Language - Unearthed!]

Bakul Shah bakul at bitblocks.com
Tue Sep 5 06:41:28 AEST 2017


CR by itself could be used for overstrike (e.g. if you wanted to underline
words). Faster than char, backspace, overstrike-char if you wanted lots
of this. LF by itself, not so much. Could've been if there was an inverse
linefeed.

> On Sep 4, 2017, at 1:30 PM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> using cr/lf as end of line also introduced all kinds of problems on the DEC OSes I used, to wit, what do
> CR alone
> LF alone
> and LF/CR
> 
> mean? It was just a pain in the neck. I was grateful to get to an OS that was sensible and just used LF.



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