Text files driving me mad

Troy Rollins troy at rpsystems.net
Thu Jun 13 10:10:01 CDT 2002


On Thursday, June 13, 2002, at 10:56  AM, Ben Rubinstein wrote:

>>> I found it slightly confusing that CR (return) and linefeed are
>>> both ASCII 10,
>>
>> I find it irritating.
>
> This was the first message I posted when I bought MetaCard.  I was told 
> that
> SuperCard had introduced this error, and MetaCard was maintaining
> compatibility.  I still think it's mad.

It is insane, and has caused us to create a bunch of workarounds, none 
of which are what we want to do. Unless I'm missing something about the 
way the language "wants" to work, it is particularly difficult to make 
sense of certain data streams coming in on a serial port because of it.

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Troy
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