invisible Return issue to know about

Colin Holgate coiin at
Mon Sep 19 13:35:41 EDT 2011

On Sep 19, 2011, at 12:10 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> If the recipe is consistently reproducible it should be easy and very convenient for scripters to add the presence linefeed chars to the circumstances that will trigger a compilation error.

Effectively it is giving a compiler error, but reporting the line after the one with a problem.

> Have you submitted a request for that?

I did log a bug, but that's closed, because the change that happened with 4.6.3 won't be changed back (it was done to do with the changes in the server engine). Previously carriage return characters were not treated as line breaks, now they are. The rogue character in my script was an extra carriage return character.

So, we just need to remember between us that there was a change in 4.6.3 that may not show up for people for quite a while, at least until they are using an old stack under a new LC.

I think the number of people who manage to introduce an extra carriage return character is going to be low, so not such a big deal.

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