[OT ish] Visual Code Editor and Line Endings

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Tue Jul 11 14:19:55 EDT 2023

For what it’s worth, I use SublimeText which has linters for both Livecode Script and Livecode Builder that were so graciously provided by Trevor Devore. Not sure how many people know it, but we have a Datagrid and also sqlYoga because of Trevor.

Bob S

On Jul 10, 2023, at 1:08 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com> wrote:

Code is not the only editor to “assume” you want to change out all the line endings. Microsoft has been doing this for years. Just OPENING a file where the platform defaults differ from the document results in Microsoft Word altering the file, despite a user closing without saving.

It is in my opinion a serious violation of trust on Microsoft’s part. Who made them the gods of data formatting that they think they can take this license with files that do not belong to them?

Toshiba has an address book export function with line endings of a certain kind. If I open them in Word for Windows, edit the file and save it, everything works fine. If I just open the file on Word for MacOS it will “corrupt” the file, and I do mean corrupt! The file will become unusable even if it is not edited or saved.

One of a hundred things that upset me about Microsoft.

Bob S

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