text in fields (CR/LF, CR, LF) which is correct?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Aug 30 01:07:01 CDT 2002


J. Landman Gay wrote:

> "Shao Sean" <shaosean at unitz.ca> wrote:
> 
>> i use the constant LINEFEED and let the engine determine if it's just 0x10,
>> 0x13 or both..
> 
> I think the constant "return" also does the same thing as "linefeed" and
> "cr".

Pretty much, with the exception of its use in "crlf":

Linefeed  = ASCII 10
cr/return = ASCII 10 -- the UNIX line ending
crlf      = ASCII 13 & ASCII 10

So much confusion surrounds the misnamed constants "return" and "cr", which
suggest ASCII 13 but are actually ASCII 10.  I understand that it's there
for compatibility with Mac-specific tools like HC, but it does create
confusion (hence this oft-repeated thread).

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