file: vs bibfile: usage?

Stephen Barncard stephen at barncard.com
Mon Jan 7 22:19:30 CET 2019


yeah I re-discovered (and paid second license for) BBEdit. They were the
first programmer's editor on mac, although I was partial to TEX-edit, which
had some cool text features nobody else had... like ways of identifying
mystery invisible characters.  I haven't tried it in years, I wonder about
it's handling of Unicode.
--
Stephen Barncard - Sebastopol Ca. USA -
mixstream.org


On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 10:17 AM Jerry Jensen via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> On a mac, BBEdit or its older cousin TextWrangler will preserve line
> endings. It just works. You can also easily change endings with a pull-down
> menu. That stoppedl me from whining about the price. They also have good
> tech support.
> .Jerry
>
> > On Jan 7, 2019, at 8:28 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > This is a perennial problem. My personal opinion is that unless a user
> explicitly wants to alter the line endings in a file, no assumptions should
> be made by the developer in this regard. A classic example (at least for
> me) is working with files exported from copiers. Let's say I want to export
> the email addresses from a Toshiba copier, edit them in a spreadsheet, then
> re-import them back into the copier. Simply OPENING the text file, in
> TextEdit or Word on a Mac OS will convert the line endings to the Mac
> defaults, EVEN IF I DO NOT SAVE THE FILE!!! Now the Toshiba copier will
> reject the file because it is expecting line feeds and it has CRLFs
> instead. So I have to edit these files in a Windows VM or I break them.
> >
> > Bob S
>
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